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potassium dichromate

noun Chemistry.
  1. an orange-red, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous powder, K2Cr2O7, used chiefly in dyeing, photography, and as a laboratory reagent.
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Origin of potassium dichromate

First recorded in 1880–85
Also called potassium bichromate.
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British Dictionary definitions for potassium bichromate

potassium dichromate

  1. an orange-red crystalline soluble solid substance that is a good oxidizing agent and is used in making chrome pigments and as a bleaching agent. Formula: K 2 Cr 2 O 7
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