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Cr
Chromium
Atomic no.:
24
Atom. weight: 51.996
Density: 7.1
Class:
Heavy metal
Melting point: 1857°C
Boiling point: 2672°C
Colour: silvery shiny
   
Discoverer: N.L. Vanquelin
Place: Paris, France
Year: 1780

Discovered in 1780 by N.L. Vanquelin in Paris, France. Chromium is a bright, blue/white metal with excellent corrosion resistance. It is obtained by the aluminum reduction of Cr2O3, the source of which is chromite, a double oxide of chromium and iron which generally also contains magnesium. It has an abundance within the earth's crust of approximately 100 ppm. Chromium is soluble in HCl and H2SO4, but not in H3PO4, HNO3 or HClO4 due to the formation of a stable and insoluble oxide layer on its surface; this, along with its hardness, has been used to advantage in the chromium plating of steel which has good corrosion resistance. Chromium is alloyed with nickel in the manufacture of heat resisting alloys, and with iron, or nickel and iron, to produce stainless and heat resistant steels. Chromium is an important trace element for humans as it assists in the manufacture of glucose.

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 Chromium - precision density-standard cube 1cm3  Art. Nr. 003589  
Chromium - precision density-standard cube 1cm3
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Chromium -  precision density-standard cube 1cm3 NEW!

Using finest materials, each density cube was lapped to 10x10x10mm by a mechanical engineering company with an accuracy of 0.01 millimeter. Each one separately ground and mirror polished it represents the theoretical density of the respective element by its weight. The weight is not affected by the laser inscription. Information such as element symbol, name and density is durable burned at the surface. Each element even shows its specific characteristis in colour and reaction with the laser. Altogether 25 elements are planned in a complete set in a wooden case.

Amount: 1 St. / 1 pc..
Purity : ~99,95%
Packing: PE - bag
112.00
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Availability: 4 in stock

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