Arsenic acid, also known as orthoarsenic acid, is a common chemical used in many industrial applications. It is used in the production of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, as well as in the production of glass and ceramics. Arsenic acid is also used in the production of wood preservatives, dyes, and pharmaceuticals.
When rubber is exposed to arsenic acid, there are several common types of failure that can occur. These include a decrease in physical properties such as tensile strength and elongation, swelling, cracking, and a decrease in the rubber's resistance to both low and high temperatures. In addition, the rubber can become brittle and can begin to degrade over time due to the presence of the acid.
Viton ® o-rings from Marco Rubber offer excellent compatibility with a range of chemicals, oils and resist high temperatures up to 400F. Viton ® is also known as FKM made of fluoroelastomer one of the most versatile and widely used sealing materials.
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