bleach

Bleach is a chemical that whitens clothing.

The bleaching process has been known for millennia, but the chemicals currently used for bleaching resulted from the work of several 18th century scientists. Chlorine is the basis for the most common bleaches: for example, the solution of sodium hypochlorite, which is so ubiquitous that most simply call it "bleach", and calcium hypochlorite, the active compound in "bleaching powder". Oxidizing bleaching agents that do not contain chlorine are usually based on peroxides such as hydrogen peroxide, sodium percarbonate and sodium perborate. While most bleaches are oxidizing agents, some are reducing agents such as sodium dithionite and sodium borohydride.
Bleaches are used as household chemicals to whiten clothes and remove stains and as disinfectants, primarily in the bathroom and kitchen. Many bleaches have strong bactericidal properties, and are used for disinfecting and sterilizing and thus are used in swimming pool sanitation to control bacteria, viruses and algae and in any institution where sterile conditions are needed. They are also used in many industrial processes, notably in the bleaching of wood pulp. Bleach is also used for removing mildew, killing weeds and increasing the longevity of cut flowers.

View More On Wikipedia.org

    Recent Content Tagged With bleach

  1. Jessica Stansell
  2. Jessica Stansell
  3. Silvy
  4. Jessica Stansell
  5. Casuna
  6. mango
    Thread by: mango, Jan 29, 2017, 2 replies, in forum: THREAD ARCHIVES
  7. Hishida
  8. Sana
  9. Dr. Freak
  10. Dr. Freak
  11. Dr. Freak
  12. Tarieles
  13. mango
  14. Dr. Freak
  15. AllThePasta
  16. AllThePasta
  17. Kame
  18. mango
  19. Kame
  20. mango
    Work In Progress. @Sami
    Thread by: mango, Apr 11, 2016, 0 replies, in forum: THREAD ARCHIVES