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CBSE - X - Chemistry

Why does a swimming pool smell of chlorine?

Asked by kumarasia 14th September 2015, 6:29 PM
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Smell of pool is because of chloramines which is generated as a result of chlorine disinfectants, rain water, human contributions. Ammonia and nitrogen compounds are introduced into the water in the form of perspiration, urine, saliva, sputum and fecal matter from swimmers and bathers which increases level of chloramines. Due to this swimming pool gives off smell of chlorine.

Answered by Expert 14th September 2015, 6:45 PM

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