The formula of bleaching powder is Ca(OCl)2.H2O
The other name of bleaching powder is Calcium Hypochlorite. There are two chlorine atoms in bleaching powder, one of which is bound to the calcium atoms and the other to the oxygen. It has a molecular mass of 142.98 gram per mol.
Bleaching powder is a water-soluble bleaching agent used in the textile industry. In many sectors, it’s also used as an oxidizer and disinfectant. The b leaching powder is made by reacting chlorine gas with dry slaked lime (Ca(OH)2).