Definition of Chrome alum

1. Noun. A violet-colored salt used in hide tanning and as a mordant in dyeing.

Generic synonyms: Mordant, Salt

Medical Definition of Chrome alum

1. The sulfate of chromium and potassium; used as a mordant in histologic staining. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chrome Alum

chrome-cobalt alloys
chrome-nickel steel
chrome-tungsten steel
chrome alum (current term)
chrome alum haematoxylin-phloxine stain
chrome diopside
chrome dome
chrome green
chrome horn
chrome red
chrome ulcer
chrome yellow

Literary usage of Chrome alum

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1. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp (1916)
"chrome alum, K2S()4, (T2(SO4)2 • 24 H2O, is largely produced as a ... chrome alum forms deep violet crystals, which effloresce on exposure to the air. ..."

2. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1874)
"To make 100 parts of chrome alum, 29.5 parts of the bichromate of potash, ... Crystals of chrome alum separate from the filtered liquid left to spontaneous ..."

3. The Principles of Chemistry by Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev, Thomas Atkinson Lawson (1897)
"As chrome alum requires for solution 7 parts of water at the ordinary temperature, it follows that if a somewhat strong solution of potassium ..."

4. A Study of the Absorption Spectra of Solutions of Certain Salts of Potassium by Harry Clary Jones, William Walker Strong (1910)
"From 1 3800 to A 4600 there was a very strong general absorption. There was also strong absorption in the yellow. chrome alum. A spectrogram (Plate 28, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"chrome alum is obtained in largo quantities as a by-product from the oxidation of organic ... chrome alum is used in dyeing, calico printing, and tanning. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"Chrome-alum is, in fact, often obtained us a secondary product in the oxidation of organic bodies with sulphuric acid and potassic ..."

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