Q. What is Sodium Hypochlorite?
  Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl) is a greenish-yellow liquid commonly referred to as bleach, soda bleach, or liquid bleach. It is formed by reacting chlorine with sodium hydroxide:
Cl2 +2NaOH = NaOCL + NaCl + H2O
   
Q. How is Sodium Hypochlorite Made?
  Sodium Hypochlorite is prepared by reacting dilute caustic soda solution with liquid or gaseous chlorine, accompanied by cooling.
   
Q. How is Sodium Hypochlorite Used?
  Sodium Hypochlorite is the main ingredient in laundry bleach. It is used extensively as a bleaching agent in the textile, detergents, and paper and pulp industries. It is also used as an oxidizing agent for organic products. In the petrochemical industry, sodium hypochlorite is used in petroleum products refining. Large quantities are also used as a disinfectant in water and wastewater treatment and sanitary equipment. In food processing, sodium hypochlorite is used to sanitize food preparation equipment, in fruit and vegetable processing, mushroom production, hog, beef and poultry production, maple syrup production, and fish processing.
   
Q. What is the Chemical Compound Formula for Sodium Hypochlorite?
  The chemical compound formula for Sodium Hypochlorite is NaOCl.
   
Q. What Term Is Commonly Used to Define Sodium Hypochlorite Strength?
  The term to define the sodium hypochlorite strength commonly used in the industry is:
        Grams Per Liter of Available Chlorine Grams Per Liter of
           Sodium Hypochlorite
 
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