Hocl Dissociates Readily To-Ocl And H +

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In contrast the 2% hyperchlorite HOCL dissociates readily to -OCl and H+. Both HOCl and the hypochlorite ion (-OCl) are strong oxidizing agents, known to cause a biosynthetic alteration in cellular metabolism and a phospholipid destruction and also interferes in cellular metabolism and causes irreversible enzymatic inactivation in bacteria essential for the growth, and a lipid and fatty acid degradation. This is associated to the penetration of HOCl into the bacterial cell wall and membrane. HOCl can attack from outside and also from inside the cell thereby hastening the inactivation rate and increasing the bactericidal activity.
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