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Fm Page 17 Monday, October 25, 2004 10:18 AM Overview of Chromium(VI) in the Environment 17 combined high-temperature rigidity and resistance to tarnish and abrasion are required as in the case of roller bearings or in the aerospace and machine tool industries. 1 Paint Chromium compounds are used in paint pigments. Chromates of barium (Ba), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) give us the pigments of lemon Cr, Cr yellow, Cr red, Cr orange, zinc yellow, and zinc green. Cr green is used in the making of green glass.

2 Electronic Configuration of Elements in Period 4 Subshell Atomic No. 1A. , Cd(OH)42− and CrO42−] (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2000). At ambient temperatures (20 °C to 25 °C), metallic Cr has a silvery color is very hard, brittle *, corrosion resistant, and capable of taking a high polish (ChemGlobe, 2000). Heavy metals are those with densities greater than 5 g/cm3 at ambient temperature; Cr can also be considered as both a heavy metal and trace element. (de Haan and Bolt, 1979). In many cases, in the natural environment (such as in soils, rocks), Cr can also be considered as a trace element in that a trace element is defined as any chemical element that has a solid phase mass concentration less than 100 ppm (Sposito, 1989).

21, 1, 46–76. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 1996, Soil Screening Guidance, Technical Background Document, OSWER, EPA/540/R-95/128. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 1996a Report: Recent developments for in situ treatment of metals-contaminated soils, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, draft. S. html. html. HTM. html. ort/tag12/present/CR. fm Page 23 Tuesday, November 9, 2004 9:23 AM 2 Chemistry, Geochemistry, and Geology of Chromium and Chromium Compounds William E.

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