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Recipe of the Week – Week 12: Ammonium Dichromate

Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 12 – ammonium dichromate ((NH4)2Cr2O7).

Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should always wear appropriate PPE.

What is ammonium dichromate?

With a bright orange/red crystal appearance at room temperature and pressure, ammonium dichromate is used within pyrotechnics, lithography, leather tanning and oil purification.  It is thermodynamically unstable and highly toxic. When ignited, a green residue is produced.

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