Chromium and its salts have a variety of uses. Hexavalent chromium compounds are used widely in industry for chrome alloy and chromium metal production, for metal finishing and corrosion control (Love 1947), and as mordants in the textile industry (Iler 1954). Chromium salts are used as anticorrosive agents in cooling waters, in the leather tanning industry, in the manufacture of catalysts, in pigments and paints, and in fungicides and wood preservatives (Hartford 1979). The properties of chromium (Cr), chromium (III) chloride, and chromic (VI) acid are given in Tables 1–3.


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  • George W. Ware
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  1. 1.College of AgricultureUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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