sodium hypochlorite

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sodium hypochlorite

[′sōd·ē·əm ¦hī·pō′klȯr‚īt]
(inorganic chemistry)
NaOCl Air-unstable, pale-green crystals with sweet aroma; soluble in cold water, decomposes in hot water; used as a bleaching agent for paper pulp and textiles, as a chemical intermediate, and in medicine.
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