What is a Bleaching Agent?
A bleaching agent refers to a chemical substance used to remove color or stains from fabrics or other materials. It acts by altering or breaking down the pigments or dyes present in the material, resulting in a lighter or colorless appearance. Common bleaching agents include chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite), hydrogen peroxide, or sodium percarbonate. These agents work through oxidative reactions that break the chemical bonds of color molecules, allowing them to be washed away or rendered less visible. Bleaching agents should be used with caution, as they can be corrosive or harmful to certain fabrics and may require specific handling and safety measures. Different types of bleaching agents may be more suitable for specific fabric types or stain removal purposes.