color-safe bleach vs. bleach substitute

color-safe bleach vs. bleach substitute
Last night I needed clothes detergent, and about all the store sold was Tide, and I had never used Tide before, and I bought some.
But I notice that the powder came with "BLEACH" which the box said was color-safe. OTOH, the liquid had "Bleach Substitute" in it.
What do you suppose the difference is?
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There is no difference, except in physical form. The Tide powder contains sodium percarbonate in powder form, and the Tide liquid contain sodium percarbonate in solution. Sodium percarbonate is the bleaching agent. The different wording, for sodium percarbonate, is primarily an experiment, or marketing ploy, for now.
For some consumers, bleach is bleach, and comes only as a liquid. In a liquid detergent, it is a liquid bleach; and regardless of the label, it still might damage one's wash.
Real bleach can not come in a powdered detergent, because bleach is a liquid; so, the powdered detergent is much safer. So, the liquid detergent Must have a bleach substitute.
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On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 18:08:04 -0500, Michael A. Ball

I tend to think that way myself. !!

I've been using powder for most of my life**, but I forget why. Since they've included "bleach substitute" I wonder if that was one of the factors.
Even though I keep getting water on my basement floor and the soap box gets wet and sometimes falls apart and sometimes detergent gets on the floor, and a bottle woudn't have most** of these problems.
**I kept a gallon (an almost cube shaped plastic gallon like milk often comes in) of steam distilled water on the same floor, and everything was fine for years. Then one day I took the bottle and put it uptstairs on the formica counter in the kitchen. It chose that night to leak and cause the stuff under the formica to swell. I don't think it was a coincidence, but I don't know why it happened then.) So, the liquid

Thanks for what seems like a comprehensive, very believable explanation.

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