chromic acid

H2CrO4 or H2Cr2O7; a strong oxidizing agent formed by dissolving chromium trioxide (CrO3) in water. Has been used in solution as a topical antiseptic.

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chromic acid n an acid H2CrO4 analogous to sulfuric acid but known only in solution and esp. in the form of its salts (as lead chromate) most of which are yellow and are toxic causing ulcers on the skin or mucous membranes

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chro·mic ac·id (kroґmik) the common name for chromium trioxide (CrO3), although the term strictly refers to the species H2CrO4, which exists only in aqueous solution. It is a highly toxic, corrosive, strong oxidizing agent.

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  • Chromic acid — IUPAC name Chromic acid …   Wikipedia

  • Chromic acid — Chromic Chro mic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, chromium; said of the compounds of chromium in which it has its higher valence. [1913 Webster] {Chromic acid}, an acid, {H2CrO4}, analogous to sulphuric acid, not readily obtained in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chromic acid — n. an acid, H2CrO4, existing only in solution or known in the form of its salts …   English World dictionary

  • chromic acid — noun Date: 1800 an acid H2CrO4 analogous to sulfuric acid but known only in solution and especially in the form of its salts …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chromic acid — noun A corrosive acid, HCrO, known only in solution or as its salts, the chromates (from which it may be prepared); it is a very powerful oxidizing agent. See Also: dichromic acid …   Wiktionary

  • chromic acid — noun an unstable acid known only in solution and as chromate salts (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • chromic acid — a hypothetical acid, H2CrO4, known only in solution or in the form of its salts. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • chromic acid — chro′mic ac′id n. chem. a hypothetical acid, H2CrO4, known only in solution or in the form of its salts • Etymology: 1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • chromic acid — /kroʊmɪk ˈæsəd/ (say krohmik asuhd) noun a hypothetical acid, H2CrO4, which exists only in solution and as chromate salts …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chromic acid — Хромовая кислота, водный раствор хромового ангидрида, H2CrO4 …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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