hypochlorous acid(redirected from hypochlorites)
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A weak, unstable acid, HOCl, occurring only as a greenish-yellow aqueous solution and used as a bleach, oxidizer, deodorant, and disinfectant.
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(Elements & Compounds) an unstable acid known only in solution and in the form of its salts, formed when chlorine dissolves in water: a strong oxidizing and bleaching agent. Formula: HOCl
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hy′po•chlo′rous ac′id(ˈhaɪ pəˈklɔr əs, -ˈkloʊr-, ˌhaɪ-)
a weak, unstable acid, HOCl, existing only in solution and in the form of its salts, used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant.
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|Noun||1.||hypochlorous acid - a weak unstable acid known only in solution and in its salts; used as a bleaching agent and as an oxidizing agent|
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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