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BLEACH, WHAT IS IT?

BLEACH, WHAT IS IT? The chemistry of bleach (chlorine bleach). Typically, diluted household liquid bleach solutions contain the chlorine-based compound sodium hypochlorite and usually sodium hydroxide. The latter is used to keep the solution alkaline and stable, delaying the decomposition of sodium hypochlorite into sodium chloride and sodium chlorate.  Chlorine is a very powerful oxidiser, …

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