potassium dichromate


: a soluble salt K2Cr2O7 forming large orange-red crystals used especially in dyeing, in photography, and as an oxidizing agent

Examples of potassium dichromate in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of potassium dichromate was in 1871

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“Potassium dichromate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potassium%20dichromate. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

potassium dichromate

: a salt that can be dissolved in water, forms large orange-red crystals, and is used especially in dyeing and photography

Medical Definition

potassium dichromate

: a soluble salt K2Cr2O7 forming large orange-red crystals that is used as an oxidizing agent and in the Golgi method of staining nerve tissue

called also potassium bichromate

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