Chrome alum

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1) Potassium chrome alum: a violet crystalline compound used in tanning, photography and dyeing textiles.

2) Ammonium chrome alum: a green crystalline compound used as a mordant in dyeing.

Synonyms and Related Terms

potassium chrome alum; ammonium chrome alum

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998