What is the chemical formula of Sodium hypochlorite?

Q4. What is the chemical formula for Sodium hypochlorite?

A. Na2CIO
B. NaClO
C. NaCIO2
D. NaCI2O

Answer: B. NaClO

Sodium hypochlorite is a chemical compound with the formula NaClO. It is composed of a sodium cation (Na+) and a hypochlorite anion (ClO−).

It may also be viewed as the sodium salt of hypochlorous acid.

When dissolved in water it is commonly known as bleach or liquid bleach. Sodium hypochlorite is frequently used as a disinfectant or a bleaching agent.

The mixture of sodium peroxide (Na2O2) and hydrochloric acid, which react to produce sodium hypochlorite, is also termed as oxone.

 

Learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_hypochlorite

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