Atomic symbol: Cr
Atomic number: 24
Atomic mass: 52.00
Appearance: Hard, steely-grey solid at 25°C
Series: Transition metals
Electron configuration: 1s² 2s² 2p⁶ 3s² 3p⁶ 3d⁵ 4s¹
Chromium compounds are intensely colored.
Third hardest element after carbon (diamond) and boron.
Fun Fact! Chromium, due to its anti-corrosive nature, is added to steel to give it its stainless property.