Definition of dichromate in English:


Line breaks: di|chro¦mate
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈkrəʊmeɪt


  • A salt, typically red or orange, containing the anion Cr2O72−: potassium dichromate
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    • Common oxidants include the halogens (especially fluorine and chlorine), oxygen, ozone, potassium permanganate, potassium dichromate, nitric acid, and concentrated sulfuric acid.
    • The breath sample is bubbled in one vial through a mixture of sulfuric acid, potassium dichromate, silver nitrate and water.
    • The most regularly employed oxidizing agent for this set of reactions is a mixture called chromic acid, a mixture of sodium or potassium dichromate and sulfuric acid.


mid 19th century: from di-1 'two' + chromate.

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