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Engaging experiment involving chromate and acidity?

  1. Dec 20, 2015 #1
    I am trying to get an idea of an experiment that deal with the equilibrium of Chromate and Dichromate with acidity being the independent, but I am not sure in what situation would a equilibrium between these two chemicals occur.

    Beside the interchange of these two anions with each other, I was also told that chromate or dichromate was used in the oxidation of alcohol, however, I do not believe using either would generate an equilibrium, and instead, the chromate or dichromate in the alcohol will all reduce into something else until none of the original chromium anion is left.
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  3. Dec 20, 2015 #2


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    In water solutions there is always an equilibrium between chromate and dichromate, period.
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