Sodium Hypochlorite

CAS RN:7681-52-9

Other Properties

Does not produce red color with phenolphthalein; colorless or slightly yellow liq /Sodium hypochlorite soln, diluted/
Odor of hypochlorites; yellowish clear liq /alkaline/
Decomp by carbon dioxide from air /Pentahydrate/
Strong oxidizing agent usually stored and used in soln
Decomposition of sodium hypochlorite takes place within a few seconds with the following salts: ammonium acetate, ammonium carbonate, ammonium nitrate, ammonium oxalate, and ammonium phosphate.
Specific gravity: 1.06 at 20 deg C (liquid) /Monohydrate/
Heat of soln: (est) -90 BTU/lb= -50 cal/g= -2X10+5 J/kg
Saturated liquid density= 66.169 lb/cu ft @ 70 deg F
Liquid heat capacity= 0.908 Btu/lb-deg F @ 70 deg F
Not only is it effective against vegetative bacteria, but also against viruses & to some degree against spores & fungi.
Density should not exceed 1.025 /Sodium hypochlorite soln, diluted/
Boiling point: 111 deg C in solution
Crystals /pentahydrate/
Pale greenish color /Pentahydrate/
MP: 18 deg C /Pentahydrate/
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