hypochlorous acid definition

  • noun:
    • A weak, unstable acid, HOCl, occurring only in answer and utilized as a bleach, an oxidizer, a deodorant, and a disinfectant.
    • a weak, unstable acid, HOCl, understood only in solution; it really is made by the activity of chlorine on water and, alongside its salts, the hypochlorites, is employed as a household bleach
    • a weak volatile acid known just in option plus in its salts; used as a bleaching broker and as an oxidizing agent
  • adjective:
    • an acid derived from chlorine, as yet not known in a pure condition, but forming different salts, labeled as hypochlorites.

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