Bleaching Powder has the formula of CaOCl_2 with chemical name of Calcium hypochlorite. It is a pale yellowish powder provided with a strong smell of chlorine. This is soluble in water, hence it is widely used for bleaching dirty clothes in the laundry. It is also used as a bleaching agent for cotton and other fabrics. Bleaching Powder is a strong oxidizing agent is also used as an oxidizer as well as as disinfectant.