kids encyclopedia robot

Chromium(II) chloride facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

Chromium(II) chloride is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is CrCl2. It is a white crystalline chemical. It dissolves in water to produce a bright blue solution. It is a strong reducing agent. If the water has a little acid in it, hydrogen is produced. If the water has a little base in it, chromium(II) oxide is produced. The water needs to be very pure.

It is made by reacting chromium(III) chloride and hydrogen at a high temperature. It can also be made by reduction of chromium(III) chloride with zinc. It is used in science research.

Related pages

kids search engine
Chromium(II) chloride Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.