The active ingredient in bleach is sodium hypochlorite, or NaClO. Bleach is an important cleaning and disinfecting solution because it is inexpensive, readily available and highly effective. More »

The active ingredient in Clorox bleach is sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), a strong oxidizing agent used to clean, sanitize and disinfect surfaces and liquids, and to destroy pigments in stains and textiles. This is a powerf... More »

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The active ingredient in vinegar is acetic acid. This acidic substance gives vinegar its pungent smell. More »

Like most household bleach products, the active ingredient in Clorox bleach is sodium hypochlorite, a derivative of salt. Clorox bleach begins and ends its life as a mixture of salt and water. More »

The active ingredient in Clorox bleach is sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), a strong oxidizing agent used to clean, sanitize and disinfect surfaces and liquids, and to destroy pigments in stains and textiles. This is a powerf... More »

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Sodium hypochlorite, the active ingredient in household bleach, has a 50% chance of being lethal at a concentration of 192 mg per kilogram of a person's weight, according to a resource from Cornell University. That would... More »

The Material Safety Data Sheet for Clorox Bleach sodium hypochlorite solution has health warnings for the eyes and for skin and says bleach solution may cause vomiting if ingested. The MSDS carries warnings that bleach s... More »

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