Chlorine Dioxide Reduction

Chemical Formula: ClO2
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Chlorine dioxide is a chemical compound with the formula ClO2 that exists as yellowish-green gas above 11 °C, a reddish-brown liquid between 11 °C and −59 °C, and as bright orange crystals below −59 °C. It is an oxidizing agent, able to transfer oxygen to a variety of substrates, while gaining one or more electrons via oxidation-reduction (redox). It does not hydrolyze when it enters water, and is usually handled as a dissolved gas in solution in water. Potential hazards with chlorine dioxide include health concerns, explosiveness and fire ignition.
Chlorine dioxide has been widely used for bleaching purposes in the paper industry, and for treatment of drinking water. It is generally more effective than chlorine or hypochlorite bleach because it remains a gas dissolved in water and can diffuse through the cell wall of bio growths where it disrupts the cell itself. More recent developments have extended its application into food processing, disinfection of premises and vehicles, mold eradication, air disinfection and odor control, treatment of swimming pools, dental applications, and wound cleansing.

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