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# The uses of bleaching powder are:

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

Solution

## The correct option is B all of the aboveBleaching 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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