Sodium Hypochlorite is a chemical compound with the chemical formula NaClO. It is commonly known as liquid bleach and is widely used for its disinfectant and bleaching properties. Sodium hypochlorite solutions are typically clear, greenish-yellow liquids with a strong chlorine odor. Here are some key uses and properties:
- Disinfection: Sodium hypochlorite is a potent disinfectant and is commonly used to sanitize drinking water, swimming pools, and wastewater treatment plants.
- Household Bleach: It is a primary ingredient in household bleach products used for cleaning, laundry, and stain removal.