Meaning of chromic chloride

chro'mic chlo'ride

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  1. a violet, crystalline compound, CrCl, occurring in both water-soluble and water-insoluble forms, or a green or violet, water-soluble deliquescent compound, CrCl&multiplydot;6HO: used chiefly as a mordant, in chrome-steel plating, and in the synthesis of chromium salts. Also called
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