chrome alum

noun

Definition of chrome alum

: an alum in which chromium is the trivalent metal especially : potassium chromium sulfate KCr(SO4)2.12H2O obtained as dark purple crystals by treating potassium dichromate with sulfur dioxide and used in tanning, as a mordant, and as a hardening agent for gelatin in photography

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“Chrome alum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrome%20alum. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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