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
corrosiveacid, H2CrO4, known only in solutionor 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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