Laundry chlorine bleach is a 5.25% solution of sodium hypochloride in water. It is quite powerful and must be diluted with additional water to safely use on bleachable fabrics. While a dry form is available, the liquid version is the most common for home use.
When chlorine bleach is used in washing laundry, the chemical ingredient oxidizes helping to remove soil and organic matter. It acts as a disinfectant on bacteria and viruses and generally whitens fabrics by removing dyes caused by stains or general soil. Care should be taken to use chlorine bleach properly.
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