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Answer to Question #11367 in Inorganic Chemistry for janvi

Question #11367
a chemical compound having smell of chlorine used to remove yellowness of white cloths. name the compound with its chemical equation
Expert's answer
This is the solution of sodium hypochlorite NaClO (commonly known as bleach or
clorox).
Preparation:
Cl2 + 2NaOH = NaCl + NaClO + H2O
Sodium
hypochlorite is a strong oxidizer.
When NaClO dissolved in a solution of
water, it will slowly decompose, releasing chlorine, oxygen, and sodium
hydroxide:
4NaClO + 2H2O = 4NaOH + 2Cl2 + O2

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