Note that sodium chlorate(I) is only available as a solution often called ‘sodium hypochlorite’; it must not be confused with sodium chlorate(V) (sometimes just called ‘sodium chlorate’), which is a white, crystalline solid.
Gases give rise to particular hazards so great care must be taken when preparing, collecting or testing.
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