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What is "Bleaching Agent" - Definition & Explanation

A chemical reagent capable of bleaching, e.g. oxidising agents such as sodium or calcium hypochlorite, sodium chlorite, permanganates, hydrogen peroxide, and reducing agents such as sulphur dioxide and sodium bisulphite.
A Chemical Reagent Capable Of Destroying Partly Or Completely The Natural Colouring Matter Of Textile Fibres, Yarns And Fabrics, And Leaving Them White Or Considerably Lighter In Colour. Examples Are Oxidizing And Reducing Agents. Amongst The Former, Hydrogen Peroxide Is Widely Used.
A bleaching agent is any compound that bleaches the colour out of fabrics, paper, or other materials. Household bleach or sodium hypochlorite is used in the home for whitening clothes, removing stains, and disinfecting. This is because sodium hypochlorite yields chlorine radicals, oxidizing agents readily reacting with many substances.

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