Meaning of sodium dichromate

so'dium dichro'mate

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a red or orange crystalline, water-soluble solid, NaCrO&multiplydot;2HO, used as an oxidizing agent in the manufacture of dyes and inks, as a corrosion inhibitor, a mordant, a laboratory reagent, in the tanning of leather, and in electroplating.
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