• August 27, 2018
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Hexavalent Chromium Facts | What is it? Why can it be found in water?

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Hexavalent chromium  (Cr6) is a form of the element chromium, which is one of the most abundant chemical elements found in the earth’s crust. It occurs naturally in rocks and other minerals.

How is it used? To create pigments and prevent corrosion in dyes, paints, primers, inks, and plastics. It is also used in the production of stainless steel, leather tanning, and wood preservation. 

Why can hexavalent chromium be found in water? CONTINUE READING ON www.americanchemistry.com


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