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Atomic symbol - Cr
Atomic weight - 51.9961
Atomic number - 24
Electron configuration - 2-8-13-1
Oxidation states - +2, +3, +6
State of matter - solid
Heavy metal-brittle
Discovered in 1797 by Louis-Nicolas Vauquilen
Boils at 2482 .C, melts at 1890 .C

Chromite is the cheif ore of chromium. Chromium is bluish-white, brittle metal
that is both hard and corrosion resistant. It is a very important steel alloy

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