Hypochlorous-acid



noun
1.
a weak, unstable acid, HOCl, existing only in solution and in the form of its salts, used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant.
/ˌhaɪpəˈklɔːrəs/
noun
1.
an unstable acid known only in solution and in the form of its salts, formed when chlorine dissolves in water: a strong oxidizing and bleaching agent. Formula: HOCl

hypochlorous acid hy·po·chlo·rous acid (hī’pə-klôr’əs)
n.
A weak but strongly oxidizing acid produced by the reaction of chlorine and water and used as a bleaching agent, disinfectant, and chlorinating agent.
hypochlorous acid
(hī’pə-klôr’əs)
A weak, unstable acid occurring only in solution and used as a bleach, oxidizer, deodorant, and disinfectant. Chemical formula: HOCl.

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