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Chemistry of Chromium

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  • Chromium is the 24th element in the periodic table and it is found in about 0.0122% of the Earth's crust. It is named after the Greek word "chroma," meaning color. This element produces many beautifully colored compounds, as well as a wide array of colored solutions. Chromium is also a very useful industrial metal.

    Contributors and Attributions

    • Kaitlyn Kortright (UCD)
    • Stephen R. Marsden