Barium carbonate is more commonly known as witherite. It is commonly used in the production of optical glass, ceramic glazes and enamels, and in the manufacturing of rubber products.
When rubber is exposed to barium carbonate, it can become stiff and brittle due to the alkaline nature of the compound. This can cause premature cracking and deterioration of the rubber material. Additionally, barium carbonate can corrode the rubber, causing it to weaken and degrade more quickly. In some cases, the rubber may also swell or deform due to the reaction.
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