Write the chemical name and formula of bleaching powder. How is it prepared
chemical name - : Calcium dihypochlorite
formula -: Ca(ClO)2
how it is prepared -: Bleaching powder is manufacture by the action of chlorine on dry slaked lime [Ca(OH)2].
Ca(OH)2 +Cl2 =CaOCl2 + H2O.
(SLAKED LIME) +(Chlorine gas) = (Bleaching powder) +(water)
USES;-(1) For blaching cotton,Linen in textile industry.(2) For bleaching washed clothes in industry.