What is Calcium Hypochlorite?

Calcium Hypochlorite is a white granular inorganic compound used as the main ingredient for commercial bleaching agents. This water chemical is also known as calcium oxychloride or chlorinated water. It has a distinct chlorine odor that irritates the nose, eyes, and skin when in contact.

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Calcium Hypochlorite


What is Calcium Hypochlorite used for?

Calcium Hypochlorite has a variety of typical applications, including:

  • Disinfecting drinking water and wastewater and due to its high chlorine content.
  • Sanitizing and getting rid of bacteria germs in public swimming pools.
  • The hypochlorous acid present in Calcium Hypochlorite makes it indispensable in killing and preventing algae growth.
  • It’s one of the vital components in most commercial bleaching agents.


What is the Chemical Formula of Calcium Hypochlorite?

The chemical formula of Calcium Hypochlorite is Ca(OCl)2


Is Calcium Hypochlorite harmful to life?

Calcium Hypochlorite is highly reactive and can cause respiratory damages when inhaled for long periods. It also leads to skin and eye irritation when it decomposes in the air, releasing poisonous fumes.


Where is Calcium Hypochlorite found? What does Calcium Hypochlorite look like?

This inorganic compound is produced industrially by treating Calcium Hydroxide with chlorine gas. Further, the process can be conducted in various stages to give different concentrations of Calcium Hypochlorite. It appears as a white granular, powdery, or tablet-like compound. However, it changes the color to yellow after prolonged exposure because it gradually decomposes when left in the open air.

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Calcium Hypochlorite appearance


What are the hazardous effects of Calcium Hypochlorite?

Contact with Calcium Hypochlorite causes severe irritation of the eyes and skin. In addition, the compound can irritate the nose, lungs and causes shortness of breath when exposed for prolonged periods. It also facilitates the build-up of fluids in the lungs (pulmonary edema).


What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Calcium Hypochlorite?

The safe handling of Calcium Hypochlorite requires you to:

  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gauntlet gloves, coveralls, and a face shield/goggles.
  • Store the compound in sealed corrosion-resistant containers in a cool and dry place.
  • After exposure, wash and rinse repeatedly with clean water.


What will happen if Calcium Hypochlorite is heated?

Calcium Hypochlorite is highly unstable and decomposes in the air at room temperatures. When heated, the decomposition accelerates and releases heat and oxygen. This combination often leads to severe explosions and fires.


Is Calcium Hypochlorite soluble?

This inorganic compound is partially soluble in water, with 21g/100mL solubility at 250C. Solubility increases with temperature increase. Moreover, since it’s ionic, this compound dissociates into constituent ions after dissolution.


Where can I buy Calcium Hypochlorite?

Many industrial chemical companies produce and sell Calcium Hypochlorite for domestic and commercial use. At Camachem, we have been directly exporting well-packaged Calcium Hypochlorite 65% in 45 kg plastic drums and 50kg iron drums from China to the rest of the world for over a decade.

Calcium Hypochlorite for sale at Camachem

Calcium Hypochlorite in drums ready for purchase at Camachem


How much does Calcium Hypochlorite cost?

You can order your batch of Calcium Hypochlorite from Camachem industries at approximately $1000 per ton. Several factors influence the exact pricing, including the costs of materials and manufacturing. Visit our website and place your order now.


What is the PH of Calcium Hypochlorite?

Calcium Hydroxide has a relative PH of 10.8.


Is Calcium Hypochlorite an Electrolyte compound?

An aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite can be classified as an ionic salt solution. As a result, it conducts current and is, therefore, an electrolyte compound.


Can Calcium Hypochlorite go down the drain?

Calcium Hypochlorite is very toxic and volatile. Experts advise against pouring it down the drain because it can react with residue substances in your drainage system and damage the pipes or release poisonous fumes. If you have already disposed of it via the drain, flush with a large quantity of water to be safer.


Is Calcium Hypochlorite Acidic or Basic?

Calcium Hypochlorite is a mild base with a PH of 10.8.


What is the difference between Calcium Hypochlorite and Sodium Hydroxide Flakes?

Both Calcium Hypochlorite and Sodium Hydroxide are alkaline compounds used in the industrial production of bleaching agents and pharmaceuticals. However, Calcium Hypochlorite emits a powerful chlorine-like smell while Sodium Hydroxide flakes have no odor.