Bleaching powder

Bleaching Powder is added to water used for drinking purpose. The role of bleaching Powder in this case is

  • of disinfectant
  • of bleaching agent
  • to remove impurity
  • to decrease the pH.
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 2nd June 2015 in Chemistry.
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    Option 1 is the right answer.

    Bleaching Powder is a chemical compound with formula Ca(ClO)2. (Calcium hypochlorite). It is widely used for water treatment. It is used for disinfection of water in the treatment process. The chlorine released by the Bleaching powder kills Pathogens (Disease causing Bacteria). The residual effect of this chlorine protects water from getting infected / contaminated with pathogens.


    Harsh Vardhan Professor Answered on 2nd June 2015.
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