Chromium is a chemical element (Cr) and hard metal with a high melting point. Examples of uses of chromium include:

  • In-chrome plating, as alloy in stainless steel
  • Dyes and paints (eg, emerald green, synthetic rubies, yellow for paint)
  • Tanning of leather
  • Chemical reagent used in cleaning laboratory glassware
  • As anti-corrosive in drilling muds
  • Gasoline additive