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chrome alum

noun
1.
Also called ammonium chrome alum, ammonium chromic sulfate. a green, crystalline, water-soluble powder, chromium ammonium sulfate, CrNH 4 (SO 4) 2 ⋅12H 2 O, used chiefly as a mordant in dyeing.
2.
a violet, crystalline, water-soluble powder, potassium chromium sulfate, CrK(SO 4) 2 ⋅12H 2 O, used chiefly as a mordant in dyeing.
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  • The slurry is filtered, and the chrome alum is dissolved in hot water.
  • The chrome alum solution is clarified and fed to the electrolysis cell.
  • He added small amounts of chrome alum and acetone to the rather odd substance in order to turn it into gelatin.
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chrome alum

noun
1.
a violet-red crystalline substance, used as a mordant in dyeing. Formula: KCr(SO4)2.12H2O
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