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What are the characteristics of chlorine dioxide?

Chlorine dioxide is a synthetic gas with a chlorine-like odor. It's very different from elementary chlorine both in its chemical structure and in its behavior. It's also a small, volatile and very strong molecule. In diluted solutions, chlorine dioxide is a free radical. At high concentrations it reacts strongly with reducing agents.

Chlorine dioxide is an unstable gas that dissociates into chlorine gas, oxygen gas and heat. When it's photo-oxidized by sunlight, it falls apart. The end-products of chlorine dioxide reactions are chloride, chlorite and chlorate.

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Can chlorine dioxide be dissolved in water?

One of the most important qualities of chlorine dioxide is its high water solubility, especially in cold water. Chlorine dioxide does not hydrolyze when it enters water; it remains a dissolved gas in solution.

Chlorine dioxide is approximately 10 times more soluble in water than chlorine, which makes it a convenient and effective cleaning product. Purchase some today to try it yourself.