Chromium.001.jpgChromium


Atomic Number: 24

Protons: 24

Electrons: 24

Neutrons: 28

Average Atomic Mass: 51.996

Isotopes: Cr-48, Cr-49, Cr-50, Cr-51, Cr-52, Cr-53, Cr-54, Cr-55, Cr-56

Discovery: Chromium was discovered by Louis-Nicholas Vauquelin at 1797 in France

Name: It gets its name from the Greek word "chroma" meaning "color", named for the many colored compounds known for chromium.

Uses: Chromium can be in things like bicycle frames and car bumpers. Anything with "chrome" has Chromium on it.

Interesting Facts: Some interesting facts are that Chromium reacts directly with fluorine, F2, at 400°C and 200-300 atmospheres to form chromium(VI) fluoride, CrF6.

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