Calcium Hypochlorite

Calcium hypochlorite is a chemical compound with formula Ca(ClO)2. It is widely used for water treatment and as a bleaching agent (bleaching powder). This chemical is considered to be relatively stable and has greater available chlorine than sodium hypochlorite (liquid bleach).

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Chlor - History
... further work by Berthollet, who first produced sodium hypochlorite in 1789 in his laboratory on the quay Javel in Paris, France, by passing chlorine gas through a solution of sodium ... The resulting liquid, known as "Eau de Javel" ("Javel water"), was a weak solution of sodium hypochlorite ... chemist and industrialist Charles Tennant first produced a solution of calcium hypochlorite ("chlorinated lime"), then solid calcium hypochlorite (bleaching powder) ...
Chlorination - History
... Traube proposed the addition of chloride of lime (calcium hypochlorite) to water to render it “germ-free.” Two other investigators confirmed Traube’s findings and published their papers ... additions of dilute solutions of chloride of lime (calcium hypochlorite) at doses of 0.2 to 0.35 ppm ... Lyster (1869–1947) of the Army Medical Department used a solution of calcium hypochlorite in a linen bag to treat water ...
Blanqueador - Classes of Bleaches - Chlorine-based Bleaches - Calcium Hypochlorite
... Calcium hypochlorite is made by reacting chlorine with calcium hydroxide 2Cl2 + 2Ca(OH)2 → Ca(ClO)2 + CaCl2 + 2H2O It is used in many of the same applications as sodium hypochlorite, but has the ... Calcium hypochlorite is the active ingredient in bleaching powder or "chlorinated lime", which is usually a white powder containing calcium hypochlorite, calcium hydroxide and calcium chloride ... A purer, more stable form of calcium hypochlorite is called HTH or high test hypochlorite ...
Calcium Hypochlorite - Safety
... Calcium hypochlorite is best kept in a cool dry place away from any organic material ... It is known to undergo self heating and rapid decomposition accompanied by the release of toxic chlorine gas ...