Boiling point: Approx. 96-99 (degrees Celcius) 760 mm Hg
Relative density: 1.2 20
Vapour density: 2.49
CAS No.: 7681-52-9
Uses of Sodium Hypochlorite
Sodium hypochlorite (NaCIO) may also be known as sodium hypochlorite solution, sodium chloride oxide, or bleach. In household bleach, other chemicals are usually added to give the product a particular odour or coloration, and thickeners are used to give it viscosity.
Similar to household application, sodium hypochlorite is used on a commercial scale for disinfecting and cleaning. It is also used for water treatment, most commonly in swimming pools. As chlorine in its natural gas state cannot be practically added to swimming pool water, a slightly alkaline solution of chlorine dissolved in water and sodium hydroxide is instead used to chlorinate the water.
Sodium hypochlorite solution is produced on an enormous scale throughout the world, and is a by-product of chlorine manufacture.
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You can buy sodium hypochlorite online right here at ReAgent. We have a full range of sodium hypochlorite solutions for sale and are able to handle any bespoke requirements you may have. Our Technical Sales team is always on hand to discuss your specific concerns and we are delighted to offer free technical advice to all our customers, no matter where you are in the buying process.
We supply sodium hypochlorite in both 5 and 25 litre containers, but should you require another batch size please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We also offer discounts if you decide to buy in bulk, and our solutions range from fairly dilute to highly concentrated.
Sodium Hypochlorite Hazards & Warnings
Higher concentrations of sodium hypochlorite can be quite corrosive and should be handled in a responsible manner by qualified personnel. Please refer to the relevant safety data sheet (MSDS), which can be found on this page.
As a general guide, note that ordinary household bleach is approximately 5% sodium hypochlorite, with a pH of around 11. At ReAgent, we supply solutions from 0.3% upwards, along with low bromine solutions.