noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A corrosive and strongly oxidizing acid existing only in solutions of chromium trioxide.
- Chemical formula: H2CrO4
- A wide variety of electrolytes are used to produce the desired surface properties: chromic acid, sulfuric acid, and oxalic acid are the most common but borates, citrates and oxoacids are also sometimes used.
- The paint spray workshop also contained two acetylene cylinders, two oxygen cylinders and two propane bottles as well as chromic acid and acetone.
- Environments to be avoided include nitric acid; some metallic salts, such as ferric chloride and chromic acid; moist chlorinated hydrocarbons; and moist HN 3.
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