hypochlorous definition

  • adjective:
    • related to or based on chlorine having a valence lower than in chlorous substances.
    • related to, or produced by, chlorine having a valence below in chlorous substances.
  • others:
    • In chem., applied to an acid (HCIO) having marked bleaching properties, obtained in answer by distilling bleaching-powder with dilute nitric acid. This is the energetic principle of bleaching-powder.

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