hypochlorous acid


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hypochlorous acid

 [hi″po-klor´us]
an unstable compound used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent.

hy·po·chlor·ous ac·id (HOCl),

(hī'pō-klōr'ŭs as'id),
An acid having oxidizing and bleaching properties.

hypochlorous acid

/hy·po·chlo·rous ac·id/ (-klor´us) an unstable compound with disinfectant and bleaching action.

hypochlorous acid

[-klôr′əs]
Etymology: Gk, hypo + chloros, green; L, acidus, sour
a compound, HOC1, that is stable only in the form of a dilute aqueous solution formed by dissolving chlorine gas in water to yield a greenish-yellow solution. An unstable compound that decomposes to hydrochloric acid and oxygen, it is used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant.

hy·po·chlor·ous ac·id

(hī'pō-klōr'ŭs as'id)
Acid with oxidizing and bleaching properties.

hypochlorous acid

an unstable compound used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent.
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