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Chlorine bleach, sodium hypochlorite, and color-safe bleach, usually hydrogen peroxide, are both highly reactive chemicals which can attack and break bonds in other chemicals. For example, the mustard stain on your shirt contains at least one yellow-colored chemical compuound. The bleach molecule reacts with the yellow compound. The resulting chemical is no longer yellow, and the yellow stain is gone. The chemistry needed to explain this more specifically is at the college level. If you are interested check out this mad scientist posting. Or, ask your chemistry teacher about "free radicals" which are a special type of ion which can attack other molecules. Erin
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