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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A corrosive, oxidizing acid, H2CrO4, occurring only as salts or in solution.
  • noun 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.

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  • noun 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.

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  • noun an unstable acid known only in solution and as chromate salts

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