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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.

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