an orange-red, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous powder, K2Cr2O7, used chiefly in dyeing, photography, and as a laboratory reagent.
- Also called potassium bichromate.
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How to use potassium dichromate in a sentence
On boiling it with copperas it becomes violet, while on boiling with potassium dichromate it changes to a yellowish brown.
potassium dichromate, 3/8 oz.; hot water, 1/2 pint; dissolve, and add all together.
potassium dichromate might therefore be called potassium pyrochromate.An Elementary Study of Chemistry | William McPherson
Another patent, taken out in 1879 by Heinzerling, specified the use of potassium dichromate and alum.Animal Proteins | Hugh Garner Bennett
This is performed in a solution of potassium dichromate rendered alkaline with ammonia.Photogravure | Henry R. Blaney
British Dictionary definitions for potassium dichromate
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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