from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The anionic divalent CrO4 group or a compound containing it.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A salt of chromic acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A salt of chromic acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry any salt of chromic acid; in solution the yellow chromate anion (CrO42-) is in equilibrium with the orange dichromate anion (Cr2O72-), the relative amount of each ion depending on the pH; they are both very powerful oxidizing agents

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  • noun any salt or ester of chromic acid


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