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Calcium hypochlorite

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Calcium hypochlorite

Molecular formula: CaCl2O2 CAS# 7778-54-3
Categories: Inorganic salt
Bleaching powder
Calcium dihypochlorite(IUPAC)
Calcium hypochlorite [Wiki]
Calcium oxychloride
Chloride of lime
Chlorinated lime
Hypochlorous acid calcium salt
bleach powder
chlorine powder

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Elemental composition
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Reactions in which Calcium hypochlorite is involved

  • Ca(OCl)2 + Na2CO3 -> 2NaOCl + CaCO3"|v"
  • 2Ca(OH)2 + 2Cl2 -> Ca(ClO)2 + CaCl2 + 2H2O
  • Ca(OH)2 + 2NaOH + 2Cl2 -> Ca(ClO)2 + 2NaCl + 2H2O
  • CaCl2 + 2NaClO -> Ca(ClO)2 + 2NaCl
  • 2Ca(ClO)2 + 2CO2 -> 2CaCO3 + 2Cl2"|^" + O2"|^"