5. Look up the chemical formulas for bleach, isopropyl alcohol, and chlorhexidine gluconate (the active ingredient in Hibiclens®).

5. Look up the chemical formulas for bleach, isopropyl alcohol, and chlorhexidine gluconate (the active ingredient in Hibiclens®). How does each chemical achieve its germicidal properties on the molecular level

6. What are some real-world applications for a study like this? For instance, how would these results influence cleaning practices in a doctor’s office or treatment of a disease

Solution Preview


5. Bleach Bleach is the common name for Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) made up of sodium cation (Na+) and hypochlorite anion (Clo-). It exhibits broad spectrum anti-microbial activity and hence is used as a disinfectant. Bleach is diluted in water depen…