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Potassium hypochlorite

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Potassium hypochlorite

Molecular formula: ClKO CAS# 7778-66-7
Categories: Inorganic salt
Hypochlorous acid, potassium salt
Hypochlorous acid,potassium salt (1:1)
Hypochlorousacid, potassium salt (8CI,9CI)
Potassium chloride oxide
Potassium chloride oxide (KClO)
Potassium hypochlorite
Potassium hypochlorite (6CI,7CI)
Potassium hypochlorite (KClO)
Potassium oxychloride

Variants of the formula:

Elemental composition
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Reactions in which Potassium hypochlorite is involved

  • C2H5OH + 4KOCl -> CHCl3 + HCOOK + KCl + 2KOH + H2O
  • 4NH2Cl + 4{M}OH -> N2"|^" + 2NH4OH + 3{M}Cl + {M}ClO + H2O , where M = Na K Li Rb
  • 2Fe(OH)3 + 4KOH + 3KOCl -> 2K2FeO4 + 3KCl + 5H2O
  • Cl2 + 2K2CO3 + H2O -> 2KHCO3 + KOCl + KCl
  • {M}OCl + 2{M}I + H2O "pH<7"--> {M}Cl + I2 + 2{M}OH , where M = Li Na K Rb Cs