hypochlorous acid


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hypochlorous acid

 [hi″po-klor´us]
an unstable compound used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·po·chlor·ous ac·id (HOCl),

(hī'pō-klōr'ŭs as'id),
An acid having oxidizing and bleaching properties.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hy·po·chlor·ous ac·id

(hī'pō-klōr'ŭs as'id)
Acid with oxidizing and bleaching properties.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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At this pH active chlorine species hypochlorous acid,generated has oxidized the effluent effectively.
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