Potassium chromate is an inorganic compound having the chemical formula K2CrO4, while Potassium dichromate is an inorganic compound having the chemical formula K 2Cr 2O 7.
Potassium dichromate is also referred to as a compound of hexavalent chromium, and chromium oxidation is 6+.
But before we discuss the uses and toxicity, let's define and characterize this compound.
Potassium Dichromate is a powerful oxidizing agent.
The valency of potassium radical is one and that of chromate radical is two.
Solid form of potassium chromate Uses and Toxicity Now that we know the chemical formula and properties of potassium chromate, let's go over some of its uses.
The dichromate ion in potassium dichromate is made from the combination of two chromate ions.
It is a yellow crystalline solid and the most widely used laboratory chemical.