from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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