Barium chloride, also known as baryta or barytes, is a common inorganic compound used in a variety of applications. It is commonly used as a chemical reagent in the manufacturing of various products, such as paper, matches, explosives, and various other chemicals. It is also used in the medical industry as a contrast medium for radiologic imaging.
When rubber is exposed to barium chloride, it can become brittle, hard, and prone to cracking and tearing due to the corrosive nature of the compound. Additionally, barium chloride can seep into the rubber, causing it to weaken, become brittle, and degrade over time. The rubber may also swell, deform, and discolor due to the reaction.
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