hypochlorous acid


hy·po·chlo·rous acid

noun \ˌhī-pə-ˈklr-əs-\

Definition of HYPOCHLOROUS ACID

:  an unstable strongly oxidizing but weak acid HClO obtained in solution along with hydrochloric acid by reaction of chlorine with water and used especially in the form of salts as an oxidizing agent, bleaching agent, disinfectant, and chlorinating agent

Origin of HYPOCHLOROUS ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1841

hy·po·chlo·rous acid

noun \-ˌklōr-əs-, -ˌklr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPOCHLOROUS ACID

: an unstable strongly oxidizing but weak acid HClO obtained in solution along with hydrochloric acid by reaction of chlorine with water and used especially in the form of salts as an oxidizing agent, bleaching agent, disinfectant, and chlorinating agent

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