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dichromate

[dahy-kroh-meyt]
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noun
  1. Chemistry. a salt of the hypothetical acid H2Cr2O7, as potassium dichromate, K2Cr2O7.
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Origin of dichromate

First recorded in 1860–65; di-1 + chromate
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Examples from the Web for dichromate

Historical Examples

  • The dichromate is first dissolved, and the acid added gradually.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

  • It is sometimes advisable to regulate the quantity of dichromate.

    Photogravure

    Henry R. Blaney

  • First mix the ammonia with the water, then grind up and add the dichromate.

    Photogravure

    Henry R. Blaney

  • After this it is well washed to remove the unaltered gum and dichromate salt.

    Photogravure

    Henry R. Blaney

  • Other organic substances are also often used, instead of glucose, to reduce the dichromate.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett


British Dictionary definitions for dichromate

dichromate

noun
  1. any salt or ester of dichromic acid. Dichromate salts contain the ion Cr 2 O 7 2–Also called: bichromate
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dichromate in Medicine

dichromate

(dī-krōmāt′, dīkrō-)
n.
  1. A compound containing the divalent negative ion, Cr2O7, usually having a characteristic orange-red color.bichromate
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