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Chrome


CHROME, noun A metal consisting of a porous mass of agglutinated grains, very hard, brittle, and of a grayish white color. Its texture is radiated. In its highest degree of oxydation, it passes into the state of an acid, of a ruby red color. It takes its name from the various and beautiful colors which its oxyd and acid communicate to minerals into whose composition they enter. chrome is employed to give a fine deep green to the enamel of porcelain, to glass, etc.

The oxyd of chrome is of a bright grass green or pale yellow color.