# What is one property of chlorine?

##### 1 Answer
May 29, 2018

It depends on whether it's physical or chemical.

#### Explanation:

Physical
It is about 2.5 times denser than air.

Chemical.
It can be considered as a bleaching agent.

chlorine is a gaseous bleaching agent. It bleaches in the presence of water due to the formation of oxochlorate(I) acid, HOCl.
HOCl is unstable and decomposes to release oxygen which oxidizes the dye to form a colourless compound.
$H O C l \rightarrow H C l + \left[O\right]$
$\left[D y e + O\right] \rightarrow D y e + \left[O\right]$