chromic anhydride

noun

Definition of chromic anhydride

: a brilliant red crystalline substance essentially CrO3 that is made from sodium dichromate and sulfuric acid and that is used especially in chromium plating and as an oxidizing agent

called also chromium trioxide, chromic acid

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“Chromic anhydride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromic%20anhydride. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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