Chlorous Acid Formula

Sep 05, 2022, 16:45 IST

Chlorous Acid formula, also known as Chlorige Chlorous Acid Formula or Vicon formula is described in this article. This inorganic is a weak acid and chlorine has an oxidation rate of +3. This ingredient can be obtained by diluting barium or lead chlorite with dilute sulfuric acid. It contains one chlorine atom, one hydrogen atom, and two oxygen atoms. The chemical or molecular formula of Chlorous Acid is HClO2.

In its purest form, it is a colorless, odorless liquid. It is an unstable compound due to the conversion reaction to chloric and hypochlorous acid such as bromine and iodine analogue. It is a strong oxidizing and is not compatible with alkalis and reducing agents. It is widely used as a mouthwash to reduce plaque.

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