Cr2O3 + 10 KOH + 6 NO2 6 KNO2 + 2 K2CrO4 + 5 H2O

This is an acid-base reaction (neutralization): KOH is a base, NO2 is an acid.

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

6 NIV + 6 e- 6 NIII (reduction)

2 CrIII - 6 e- 2 CrVI (oxidation)

NO2 is an oxidizing agent, Cr2O3 is a reducing agent.

Reactants:

  • Cr2O3
    • Names: Chromium(III) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Chromium sesquioxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Chromia source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Light to dark green, fine crystals source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Light-to-dark-green powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • KOHPotassium hydroxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Caustic potash source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Lye source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Potash lye source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White solid, deliquescent source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; White hygroscopic solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Odorless, white or slightly yellow lumps, rods, flakes, sticks, or pellets. [Note: May be used as an aqueous solution.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
  • NO2Nitrogen dioxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Nitrogen(IV) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Deutoxide of nitrogen source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Nitrogen peroxide source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Brown gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Reddish-brown gas or brown or yellow liquid with pungent odour source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Yellowish-brown liquid or reddish-brown gas (above 70°F) with a pungent, acrid odor. [Note: In solid form (below 15°F) it is found structurally as N2O4.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02

Products:

  • KNO2
    • Names: Potassium nitrite source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Nitrous acid potassium salt source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: White or slight yellow solid | deliquescent source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; White-to-yellow deliquescent solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • K2CrO4Potassium chromate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Chromic acid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, (K2CrO4) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Dipotassium salt source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Yellow powder source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Yellow crystals source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • H2OWater, oxidane source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Water (H2O) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen hydroxide (HH or HOH) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27