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Chemical Formula of Bleaching Powder

Chemical Formula of Bleaching Powder & its Uses

December 7, 2020

Calcium hypochlorite is the chemical name of Bleaching Powder, and its chemical formula is Ca(ClO)2. Ca(ClO)2 is called Calcium Oxychloride.   Also Read: pKa in Chemistry : Definition Bleaching Powder Preparation  The reaction of chlorine gas (produced from the chlor-alkali process) on dry slaked lime (Ca(OH)2). Ca(OH)2 + Cl2 → CaOCl2 + H2O gives Bleaching powder (CaOCl2) From the above reaction, we see there are two chlorine atoms out of which one is bonded to the calcium atoms and the other …

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