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Chlorine

Similar term(s): elemental chlorine, chlorine compounds, Cl2.

Definition:

Chlorine (Cl2) is produced in large amounts and widely used both industrially and domestically as a disinfectant and bleach. In particular, it is widely used in the disinfection of swimming pools and is the most commonly used disinfectant and oxidant for drinking-water treatment. In water, chlorine reacts to form hypochlorous acid and hypochlorites.

Source: WHO  Guidelines for drinking water quality

Related words:

Biocide(s) - Concentration - Disinfectant(s) - Inorganic - Toxic

Translation(s):

Español: Cloro
Français: Chlore

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