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Eaude Javelle

Eau de Javelle, a solution containing the hypochlorite and chloride of potash, which is prepared by passing chlorine into a solution of potash or into lime-water, and the subsequent addition of potassium carbonate. Owing to the chlorine which is evolved on the addition of a weak acid the liquid may be used for bleaching and disinfecting.

“God often bestows temporal prosperities on the wicked, to show how lightly he esteems what the world is so dazzled with; but crosses he reserves for his own, whom he would humble under his Almighty hand, and make them the objects of his delight.”