SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE - (7681-52-9)

Introduction

Name: sodium hypochlorite
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 7681-52-9
Chemical Formula: NaClO
Molar Mass: 74.44217 g
Mass Percent: Na 30.882 %; Cl 47.624 %; O 21.492 % 

Classification

• inorganic

Uses/Function

• "[Solutions] are very effective in removing fruit and other stains, and as an aid in laundering." 1

• "Disinfection [in chemical water analysis]" 2

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Sources

(1) - Brownlee, Raymond B., Fuller, Robert W., and Whitsit, Jesse E. Elements of Chemistry; Allyn and Bacon: Boston, Massachusetts, 1959; p 162.
(2) - Hammer, Mark J. Water and Wastewater Technology, 2nd ed.; Prentice Hall: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1986; p 9.
(3) - Atkins, Jones, and Laverman. Chemical Principles 6th ed.; W.H. Freeman and Company: New York, NY, 2013; p F94.