Bleaching powder is also known as Calcium hypochlorite
Bleaching powder is white in color though it appears to look like a pale yellowish powder existing with a strong smell of chlorine.
It is not highly soluble in hard water, and is more preferably used in soft to medium-hard water.
Bleaching Powder’s chemical formula is CaOCl2
- It is used for bleaching dirty clothes in the laundry, as a bleaching agent for cotton and linen in the textile industry.
- It is a strong oxidizing agent hence used as an oxidizer in many industries.