Bleaching powder also known as chlorinated lime is a yellowish-white powder easily soluble in
water. The chlorine content of bleaching powder varies from 35 – 40%. If temperature of lime kept
C – 40o
C bleaching powder with available chlorine upto 40% is obtained. It is not
hygroscopic, if kept under 40o
C.It is mainly used as a bleaching agent and as a disinfectant. The
major use of bleaching powder is in paper industry, textile industry and oil industry. It is also used
in all chemical industry where bleaching is required.