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Subject: Why is bleach an acid?

Date: Mon Aug 7 16:55:14 2006
Posted by john
Grade level: 10-12 School: No school entered.
City: Albany State/Province: NY Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 1154994914.Ch

I though bleach was basic, but it seems it's an acid or why else would they call
it hypochlorous acid? Then I don't understand why it behaves like a base and
raises pH? help!

Re: Why is bleach an acid?

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