Liquid bleach

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An aqueous solution of a bleaching agent, such as sodium hypochlorite or calcium hypochlorite. Liquid chlorine bleaches were introduced about 1925. See also chlorine.

Synonyms and Related Terms

javelle water; eau de javel; Clorox; liquefied chlorine

Hazards and Safety

Acids and bases can cause the evolution of chlorine gas

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998