Chromium

24
Cr
51.996

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Used for plating of car parts.

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
Cr Chromium 24 51.996 6

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: silvery metallic

Vaquelin discovered Chromium in 1797 and then prepared the metal the following year. Chromium is a steel-gray metal that will take a high polish.  It is used to harden steel, which is used to make stainless steel, and other useful item and helps them for corrosion.  Chromium is used as a mordant in the textile industry.