|Posted by Carole Allen on July 17, 2014 at 12:55 AM|
What is it:
Chromium VIor CrVI or Cr+6 is the highest oxidation state of the chromium element.
The most common forms of chromium are CrVI and CrIII as well as the metal.
Chromium (At.No. 24, At.Wt. 51.99) is the 21st most abundant element in the earth’s crust.
It is found in plants, rocks, foods and in animals in small amounts.
CrVI is an occupational carcinogen by inhalation; CrIII is a likely essential nutrient.
CrVI became famous in the Erin Brockovitch movie about chromium groundwater contamination in Hinckley, Calif…