Class 10 Chemistry Acids Bases Salts Bleaching powder

Bleaching powder

  • Chlorine produced on passing electricity through brine solution undergoes reaction with dry slaked lime [Ca (OH)2] to produce Bleaching powder.
  • The reaction is as follows:

  • It is used for several purposes:
  • As a bleaching agent for bleaching cotton and linen in the textile industry,
  • To bleach wood pulp in paper manufacturing industry.
  • To bleach washed clothes in laundry.
  • As an oxidising agent in many chemical industries.
  • To disinfect drinking water and make it germfree.

Fig. Bleaching Powder

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