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The uses of bleaching powder are:


A
it is used for bleaching cotton
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B
it is used as an oxidizing agent in chemical industries
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C
it can be used for disinfecting water
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D
all of the above
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Solution

The correct option is B all of the above
Bleaching powder $$(CaOCl_2)$$ has many uses and some of them are as follows :-
1.It is used in bleaching dirty clothes in launder, as a bleaching agent in cotton and linen in the textile industry.
2.Due to evolution of nascent oxygen, it is used as an oxidizing agent in the chemical industries.
3.It can be used as a disinfectant which can be used for disinfecting water to make it potable.
Hence, the correct answer is option (D).

Chemistry

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