why is chlorine used in manufacturing of bleaching powder as though its poisonous?

Asked by  | 21st Jul, 2010, 08:40: PM

Expert Answer:

Yes, chlorine is a poisonous gas. It is a greenish yellow gas with pungent and suffocating odour.It is used for preparation of bleaching powder. It has to be handled with precaution. When bleaching powder is formed, chlorine gets converted to bleaching powder. So, it will not be harmful then.

Answered by  | 22nd Jul, 2010, 11:17: AM

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