calcium hypochlorite


Definition of calcium hypochlorite

: a white powder CaCl2O2 used especially as a bleaching agent and disinfectant

Examples of calcium hypochlorite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even with washes of the bleaching agent calcium hypochlorite, no sanitation method has proven 100-percent effective at ridding seeds of pathogens. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Raw sprouts at Jimmy John’s linked to another outbreak—at least the 7th," 23 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of calcium hypochlorite

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of calcium hypochlorite was in 1875

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“Calcium hypochlorite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of calcium hypochlorite

: a chlorine-containing white powder CaCl2O2 used especially as a bleaching agent, disinfectant, bactericide, and fungicide

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