Facts about Chromium
Facts about Chromium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Chromium
The Element Chromium is defined as...
A lustrous, hard, steel-gray metallic element, resistant to tarnish and corrosion and found primarily in chromite. It is used in the hardening of steel alloys and the production of stainless steels, in corrosion-resistant decorative platings, and as a pigment in glass. The most common uses of Chromium are in Dyes and paints, Stainless steel, Metallurgy, Chrome plating, Green rouge metal polish and Magnetic tape.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Chromium
What are the origins of the word Chromium ?
The name originates from the Greek word chroma meaning color
Facts about the Classification of the Element Chromium
Chromium is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as a Transition Metals is ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Chromium
Chromium was discovered by Louis Vauquelin in 1797 who was also able to detect traces of chromium in precious gems, such as ruby and emerald. A lead chromate named as Siberian Red Lead was found by Johann Gottlob Lehmann in 1761. Peter Simon Pallas found that the Siberian Red Lead mineral that had very useful properties as a pigment in paints.
Occurrence of the element Chromium in the Atmosphere
Obtained from Chromite
Common Uses of Chromium
Dyes and paints
Green rouge metal polish
The Properties of the Element Chromium
Name of Element : Chromium
Symbol of Element : Cr
Atomic Number of Chromium : 24
Atomic Mass: 51.9961 amu
Melting Point: 1857.0 °C - 2130.15 °K
Boiling Point: 2672.0 °C - 2945.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Chromium : 24
Number of Neutrons in Chromium : 28
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 7.19 g/cm3
Color of Chromium : steel-gray
The element Chromium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Chromium on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Chromium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Chromium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Chromium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Chromium - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Chromium element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Chromium was discovered by Louis Vauquelin in 1797 who was also able to detect traces of chromium in precious gems, such as ruby and emerald. A lead chromate named as Siberian Red Lead was found by Johann Gottlob Lehmann in 1761. Peter Simon Pallas found that the Siberian Red Lead mineral that had very useful properties as a pigment in paints. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Chromium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Chromium
Information Facts about the Chromium Element