Definition of hexavalent in English:

hexavalent

Line breaks: hexa|va¦lent
Pronunciation: /ˌhɛksəˈveɪl(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Chemistry
  • Having a valency of six.
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    • 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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