why is bleaching powder usedas an oxidising agent in many chemical industries

Asked by Raghu Rao | 15th Aug, 2011, 10:30: PM

Expert Answer:

An oxidising agent is the compound which oxidises other entities,bleaching powder bleaches colour of different substances, Colour in organic materials is the result of light absorption by certain chemical configurations,for example: C=C and C=O bonds.
bleaching powder oxidises these bonds and makes them colourless ,that is why bleaching powder is used in chemical industries as oxidising agent

Answered by  | 16th Aug, 2011, 05:08: PM

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