bleaching powder


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bleaching powder a white powder comprised of calcium hydroxide and chloride and hypochlorite and used to bleach and/or disinfect
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bleaching powder a powder for bleaching, consisting of chloride of lime, or some other chemical or chemicals.
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In literature:

It is the fumes of chlorine that kill the men in the bleaching powder works.
"The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer
Bleaching powder is very useful in the removal of stains from white fabrics.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
This is condensed, and is utilized in the manufacture of the bleaching powder mentioned above.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 611, September 17, 1887" by Various
Contains no bleaching powder or anything of like nature, Removes easily all stains met with in the laundry.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6" by Various
When clean grass, dew and sunshine are not available, use a bleaching powder.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
Tritration of Chloride of Lime (Bleaching Powder).
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
It is used in the preparation of ammonia, bleaching powder, and potassium hydroxide.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Bleaching powder solution, 2 deg.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Bleaching powder cannot be used in bleaching animal fibers such as woolen and silk fabrics.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
The chlorine is generally combined with lime to make chloride of lime or bleaching powder.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie