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noun, Chemistry.
a pale-green, crystalline compound, NaOCl, unstable in air, soluble in cold water, decomposes in hot water: used as a bleaching agent for paper and textiles, in water purification, in household use, and as a fungicide.

sodium hypochlorite n.
An unstable salt usually stored in solution and used as a fungicide and an oxidizing bleach.
sodium hypochlorite
An unstable salt that is usually stored in solution and used as a fungicide and an oxidizing bleach. Chemical formula: NaOCl·5H2O.


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