available chlorine

noun

Definition of available chlorine

: the amount of free chlorine that a substance (such as bleaching powder) yields when treated with an acid in the presence of a chloride (such as sodium chloride or calcium chloride), one atom of chlorine in a hypochlorite being thus computed as equivalent to a molecule of elemental chlorine

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“Available chlorine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/available%20chlorine. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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