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chromous

[kroh-muh s] /ˈkroʊ məs/
adjective
1.
containing chromium in the divalent state, as chromous carbonate, CrCO 3 .
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; chrom(ium) + -ous
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  • The ground sample was treated with an acidified chromous chloride solution under an inert atmosphere.
  • Identification of products obtained from prolonged contact of chlordane and heptachlor with chromous chloride solution.
  • Reduction is used as a pretreatment for chromium compounds to change them to the chromous state for precipitation.
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chromous

/ˈkrəʊməs/
adjective
1.
of or containing chromium in the divalent state
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