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chromous Syllabification: chro·mous
Pronunciation: /ˈkrōməs/

Definition of chromous in English:


Of chromium with a valence of two; of chromium(II). Compare with chromic.
Example sentences
  • As a preliminary to the structural determination of chromous acetate, it was decided to study the much more stable cupric acetate Cu 2. H 2 O during the early X-ray investigations.
  • Chromous sulphate is obtained by dissolving the hydroxide or acetate in sulphuric acid.

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