Chromium

Chromium is a chemical element (Cr) and hard, corrosion-resistant metal with a high melting point. Chromium is used in a wide range of applications such as:

  • In-chrome plating, as alloy in stainless steel
  • Wood treatment
  • Dyes and paints (i.e. emerald green, synthetic rubies, yellow for paint)
  • Chemical reagent used in cleaning laboratory glassware
  • As an anti-corrosive in drilling muds
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Chromic Acid
CAS #: 1333-82-1
Chemical Formula: CrO3
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Basic Chromium Sulphate
Chromium Hydroxide Sulphate
CAS #: 12336-95-7
Chemical Formula: CrOHSO4
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Sodium Bichromate
CAS #: 10588-01-9
Chemical Formula: Na2Cr2O7
Cr2 Na2O7