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Purex vs Clorox.......
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Rhonda Sullivan    Posted 07-13-2003 at 13:39:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a question that probably sounds silly to everyone but I'd like to know: What is the difference between Clorox and regular bleach? Is it all bleach but just a different brand or is there a difference? I've heard that Clorox is easier on you clothes because it doesn't fade them as much as regular bleach and I've also heard that Clorox is just watered down bleach. Does anyone know?

Salmoneye    Posted 07-13-2003 at 14:47:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have heard that it is the other way around...All 'chlorine' bleach has Sodium Hypochlorite in it, but differing concentrations depending on brand...I have heard that 'Clorox' has a higher concentration than other no-name brands...

I use what is cheap...

Tom A    Posted 07-14-2003 at 05:05:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Salmoneye is right, active ingredient in all chlorine bleach is sodium hypochlorite. Some "fancy" bleaches then add some perfume to try to mask the smell. Purex and Clorox are just brand-names of the same product, like Ford and Chevy...and they're basically the same.

I bet if you check the different labels in the store, you'll see percentages of active ingredients and in most cases they will be the same percent.

Like Salmoneye, I get whatever is cheapest that day, 'cuz it all works the same.


Ron,Ar    Posted 07-13-2003 at 14:28:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm no expert but...both Clorox and Purex are brand names, while bleach is a generic product.Sorta like Exxon is a brand and gasoline is a generic product. True chlorine bleaches contain chlorine in the form of Sodium Hypochlorite while other non-chlorine bleaches (the color-safe ones) contain an aqueous blend of anionic and non-anionic surfactants,among other things. Usually chlorine type bleaches can be used to sanitize (but not sterilize) the objects it comes in contact with if given the right contact time. Non chlorine bleaches do not sanitize as a general rule, they just clean and whiten sorta.

Clod    Posted 07-13-2003 at 14:11:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hang loose,,They are thinking and mullin it over in their minds.I might go see my little fishin pal.I hear they have got the burner on over there.

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