American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A corrosive, oxidizing acid, H2CrO4, occurring only as salts or in solution.
- n. The anhydride of chromic acid, CrO3, a purplish crystalline material that reacts explosively with reducing agents and is used in chromium plating, as an oxidizing agent, and to color glass and rubber.
- n. inorganic chemistry A corrosive acid, H2CrO4, known only in solution or as its salts, the chromates (from which it may be prepared); it is a very powerful oxidizing agent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. an acid, H2CrO4, analogous to sulphuric acid, not readily obtained in the free state, but forming well known salts, many of which are colored pigments, as chrome yellow, chrome red, etc.
- n. an unstable acid known only in solution and as chromate salts
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