Potassium Dichromate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Potassium Dichromate Properties

Potassium Dichromate

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Potassium dichromate is a common inorganic chemical reagent, most commonly used as an oxidizing agent in various laboratory and industrial applications. It can be used for cleaning glassware and etching materials and it is used as an ingredient in cement in which it retards the setting of the mixture and improves its density and texture. It is also used to tan leather which is used for footwear. It has important uses in photography and in photographic screen printing, where it is used as an oxidizing agent together with a strong mineral acid.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Red-orange crystalline solid
Boiling Point 500°C
CAS Number 7778-50-9
Crystal Structure Triclinic
Density 2.676 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-906-6
IUPAC Name Potassium Dichromate(VI)
InChI 1S/2Cr.2K.7O/q;;2*+1;;;;;;2*-1
Melting Point 398°C
Molar Mass 294.185 g/mol
Molecular Formula K2Cr2O7
NFPA 704 H-4,F-0,R-1,C-OX
Other_Cations Ammonium Dichromate;Sodium Dichromate
RTECS Number HX7680000
Related Compounds Potassium Permanganate
Solubility 102 g/100 ml
Synonyms Potassium Bichromate;Chromicacid, Dipotassium Salt;Potassium Dichromate