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Chromium Nitrate (Cr(NO3)3) Nanoparticles – Properties, Applications

Nanoparticles are used in a number of critical applications in the field of biomedicine, cosmetics, optics and electronics, which were earlier not possible using the elements in their native states. This article will look into the properties and applications of chromium nitrate nanoparticles.

Chromium nitrate (Cr(NO3)3) is a crystalline chromium compound highly soluble in water. Some of the synonyms of chromium nitrate are chromium trinitrate nonahydrate, chromic nitrate nonahydrate, chromic nitrate and chromium nitrate nonahydrate. Chromium belongs to Block D, Period 4 while nitrogen belongs to Block P, Period 2 of the periodic table.

Chemical Properties

The following tables list the chemical properties of chromium nitrate nanoparticles.

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol Cr(NO3)3
CAS No 7789-02-8
Group Chromium 6
Nitrogen 15
Oxygen 16
Electronic configuration Chromium [Ar] 3d54s1
Nitrogen [He] 2s2 2p3
Oxygen [He] 2s2 2p4
Chemical Composition
Element Content (%)
Chromium 21.85%
Nitrogen 17.65%
Oxygen 60.50%

Physical Properties

Chromium nitrate nanoparticles appear in the form of violet crystals. The table below provides the physical properties of these nanoparticles.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 1.8 g/cm3 0.065 lb/in3
Molar Mass 400.15 g/mol -


The following are the chief applications of chromium nitrate:

  • In the dying industry
  • For the synthesis of chromium coordination complexes.

Source: AZoNano

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