Definition of hexavalent in English:

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hexavalent

Pronunciation: /ˌhɛksəˈveɪl(ə)nt/

adjective

Chemistry
Having a valency of six.
Example sentences
  • More than 95 percent of leather produced in the U.S. is tanned using trivalent and/or hexavalent chromium, the latter of which is an EPA-recognized carcinogen.
  • Chromium occurs in both trivalent and hexavalent (Cr VI) forms.
  • Zinc-based materials and polymers are replacing hexavalent chromium.

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