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Various methods have been used since to produce this but the modern method, the Hooker process, is the only one producing this in any bulk capacity.
Sodium Hypochlorite has many uses as can be seen above:-
In bleach cleaning products and to remove stains.
In Swimming pools as a disinfectant.
In Antibacterial sprays
To neutralise nerve agents
To reduce skin damage - using very low concentrations.
Sodium Hypochlorite although used in household bleach is not the only component. There is often Sodium Hydroxide and Calcium Hypochlorite amongst others. it must be remembered not to mix household cleaning products as some may contain hydrochloric acid. If these are mixed with bleach, it can react with sodium hypochlorite, and form toxic chlorine gas
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