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This property is applied to the manufacture of waterproof glues and in photography and photoengravings. Photochemicals containing Cr2O72– compounds are toxic. 6 Specialized Steels Characterized as bright, hard, and tarnish resistant, these attributes have enhanced various ferroalloys. Most importantly, Cr-based steels support modern industry. The shift from paints and electroplating industries to Crhardened and corrosion-resistant steels occurred concurrent with evolving metallurgical technology with the introduction of more energy- and costeffective processes that could utilize low-grade ores.
The reduction of Cr(III) oxide takes place by the extraction of water, precipitation, and the reduction of the Cr with carbon. The oxide is reduced further with silicon or aluminum to form Cr metal for the industrial processes. There are other ways of isolating and producing Cr metal; an example is electroplating, which requires the dissolution of Cr(III) oxide (Cr2O3) in sulfur acid to produce an electrolyte that is used for Cr electroplating. Consequently, plating shops are typical sources of Cr(VI) leaks, spills, and acid contamination in the soil and shallow groundwater.
Chromates are compounds used in the textile industry as a mordant. Products that contain Cr(VI) include paints, pigments, inks, fungicides, and wood preservatives. Since FeCr2O4 has a high melting point, moderate thermal expansion, and a relatively stable crystalline structure, it has been used in the refractory industry for forming bricks and shapes. Cr in superalloys is used to improve heat flow and increases resistance to wear and corrosion. Cr hard-facing alloys increase hardness while resisting wear.