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Symptoms of chlorine poisoning in fish


At many pumping and water supply stations, chlorine is added to drinking water as a disinfectant. Chlorine can be added to water in various forms: either as elemental chlorine gas, as chlorine dioxide, or as hypochlorous acid (an aqueous solution of chlorine gas). The disinfecting effect is based on a series of reactions of chlorine or chlorine dioxide readily soluble in it. Two different chlorine compounds are formed: hydrochloric acid (HCl) with a low oxidation state of chlorine and hypochlorous acid (HCl) with a high oxidation state of chlorine. Continue reading Symptoms of chlorine poisoning in fish