Definition of hypochlorite in English:

hypochlorite

noun

Chemistry
  • See hypochlorous acid

    • ‘Chloroform can be made from ethanol by reacting the ethanol with calcium hypochlorite.’
    • ‘The hypochlorite ion is an oxidizing agent that sterilizes water by ridding it of microorganisms.’
    • ‘Common household cleaners can contain simple inorganic chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite or hydrochloric acid.’
    • ‘The active ingredient in ordinary household bleach, sodium hypochlorite, keeps white clothing white and your bathtub sparkling.’
    • ‘Many cleaners are basically bleaches, containing bleaching agents, such as sodium hypochlorite or oxalic acid.’

Pronunciation

hypochlorite

/ˌhaɪpəˈklɔˌraɪt//ˌhīpəˈklôˌrīt/