Chromyl chloride

chemical compound

Chromyl chloride, also known as chromium oxychloride is a chemical compound. It has the formula CrO2Cl2. It is a red liquid. It is made by reacting hydrochloric acid with chromium(VI) oxide or potassium chromate. It is a strong oxidizing agent. When it is mixed with sulfur it oxidizes it. It is the result of a test for chloride. It is toxic because it contains chromium in its +6 oxidation state, and its fumes can irritate the eyes. It can also burn the skin and can cause cancer.[1] It also contains some hydrochloric acid. It reacts with grease and some plastics.

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  1. Chromium, Nickel and Welding (PDF). ISBN 9789283212492. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-24.