Chromic acetate

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Grayish-green water-soluble powder. Chromic acetate is used for tanning leathers, for hardening photographic emulsions, and as a mordant in dyeing and printing textiles.

Synonyms and Related Terms

chromium acetate


  • Toxic by ingestion.

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in water. Insoluble in ethanol.

Composition Cr(C2H3O2)3-H2O
CAS 1066-30-4
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 229.13

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 Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 2275

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