sodium hypochlorite

noun

Definition of sodium hypochlorite

: an unstable salt NaOCl produced usually in aqueous solution and used as a bleaching and disinfecting agent

Examples of sodium hypochlorite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Washing by hand Use bleach containing 5.25 percent–8.25 percent sodium hypochlorite. Corey Gaskin, Ars Technica, "Mask up! How to choose and maintain the best masks for use against COVID-19," 20 Nov. 2020 If bleach is suggested, go for bleach containing 5.25% – 8.25% sodium hypochlorite. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Right Way to Clean Cloth Face Masks and Coverings During the Coronavirus Outbreak," 29 Sep. 2020 The active ingredients used to achieve the higher viscosity in Clorox’s splashless solution reduce the percentage of sodium hypochlorite present to a level that is unable to actively disinfect surfaces. Joshua Gargiulo, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Does Clorox Splash-Less bleach disinfect?," 11 June 2020 If your machine proves innocent and the mildew is still visible on your clothes, ACI experts recommend using a product with sodium hypochlorite to treat fabrics. Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, "The five smells Americans hate most (and how to get rid of them)," 6 Sep. 2020 If that's indeed the case, consider sodium hypochlorite, which is safe enough for all skin types, even those prone to eczema. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "How to Get Rid of Body Acne, According to Derms," 18 Aug. 2020 According to the Clorox website, the company's regular bleach, absent the sudsing agent, has a sodium hypochlorite concentration between 5% and 6.5%. Joshua Gargiulo, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Does Clorox Splash-Less bleach disinfect?," 11 June 2020 The active ingredient in disinfectants, sodium hypochlorite, is used for disinfecting purposes on a large scale, including for agriculture, synthetic and household purposes, according to Lenntech, a water treatment and purification company. Joshua Gargiulo, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Does Clorox Splash-Less bleach disinfect?," 11 June 2020 Additionally, make sure that this bleach is minimally 1000ppm sodium hypochlorite or says that it’s intended for disinfection. Rachel Moskowitz, USA TODAY, "How to make disinfectant wipes at home," 14 May 2020

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First Known Use of sodium hypochlorite

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Sodium hypochlorite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20hypochlorite. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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sodium hypochlorite

noun

Medical Definition of sodium hypochlorite

: an unstable salt NaOCl produced usually in aqueous solution and used as a bleaching and disinfecting agent

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