chlorine dioxide

chlorine dioxide
noun Date: circa 1925 a heavy reddish-yellow gas ClO2 used especially as a bleach and disinfectant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • chlorine dioxide — noun an explosive gas (ClO2) used chiefly in bleaching paper or starch or soap or flour and in water purification • Hypernyms: ↑dioxide, ↑bleaching agent, ↑bleach, ↑blanching agent, ↑whitener * * * noun also chlori …   Useful english dictionary

  • chlorine dioxide — an orange, water soluble, unstable, extremely explosive gas, ClO2, used chiefly as a bleaching agent for wood pulp, fats, oils, and flour. * * * …   Universalium

  • chlorine dioxide — noun a reddish yellow explosive gas, ClO, used as a water disinfectant and to bleach flour and wood pulp Syn: E926, food additive …   Wiktionary

  • chlorine dioxide — an oxidizing and germicidal agent, ClO2, used in the purification of water and for bleaching …   Medical dictionary

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  • Chlorine oxide — Chlorine and oxygen can bond in many different ways: chlorine monoxide (ClO) chlorine dioxide (ClO2) chlorine trioxide (ClO3) dichlorine monoxide (Cl2O) dichlorine dioxide (Cl2O2) dichlorine trioxide (Cl2O3) dichlorine tetroxide, also known as… …   Wikipedia

  • Chlorine — This article is about the chemical element. For the bleach, see Sodium hypochlorite. For the upcoming film, see Chlorine (film). sulfur ← chlorine → argon F ↑ Cl ↓ Br …   Wikipedia

  • chlorine — chlorinous, adj. /klawr een, in, klohr /, n. a halogen element, a heavy, greenish yellow, incombustible, water soluble, poisonous gas that is highly irritating to the respiratory organs, obtained chiefly by electrolysis of sodium chloride brine:… …   Universalium

  • chlorine peroxide — noun see chlorine dioxide …   Useful english dictionary

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