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sodium dichromate

noun, Chemistry
a red or orange crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na 2 Cr 2 O 7 ⋅2H 2 O, used as an oxidizing agent in the manufacture of dyes and inks, as a corrosion inhibitor, a mordant, a laboratory reagent, in the tanning of leather, and in electroplating.
Also, sodium bichromate.
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  • sodium dichromate is a hexavalent chromium compound.
  • The chromate solution was mixed from dry sodium dichromate at the reactor areas or brought in as a concentrated liquid solution.
  • Leaks and spills of concentrated sodium dichromate stock solutions likely occurred where it was stored and handled.
British Dictionary definitions for sodium dichromate

sodium dichromate

a soluble crystalline solid compound, usually obtained as red or orange crystals and used as an oxidizing agent, corrosion inhibitor, and mordant. Formula Na2Cr2O7 Also called (not in technical usage) sodium bichromate
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