sodium hypochlorite

noun
|Updated on: 1 Jun 2018

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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1885

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sodium hypochlorite

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

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