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potassium bichromate

noun, Chemistry.

potassium dichromate

noun, Chemistry.
an orange-red, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous powder, K 2 Cr 2 O 7 , used chiefly in dyeing, photography, and as a laboratory reagent.
Also called potassium bichromate.
Origin of potassium dichromate
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The application of a potassium-bichromate solution to the finished work turns each piece a different color.

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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: K2Cr2O7
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