Chemical name - Calcium Oxychloride

Formula - CaOCl 2      


Uses - 

  1. Used for bleaching cotton and linen in the textile industry, for bleaching wood pulp in paper factories and for bleaching washed clothes in laundry 
  2. As an oxidising agent in many chemical industries 
  3. Used for disinfecting drinking water to make it free of germs.
  4. Used for making wool unshrinkable
  5. Used in the manufacture of Chloroform.




  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 2 Class 10 - Acids, Bases and Salts (Term 1)

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo