Boron Trichloride and Boron Trifluoride are two different chemical compounds that are both used for a variety of industrial applications. Boron Trichloride is a colorless gas with a strong pungent odor. It is often used as a catalyst in chemical reactions and in the production of boron-containing compounds. Boron Trifluoride is an odorless and colorless gas that is used as a reagent in organic chemistry applications, as a catalyst for polymerization reactions, and as a selective etchant for certain metals.
When rubber is exposed to Boron Trichloride and Boron Trifluoride, the rubber can suffer from a variety of failure mechanisms. The most common type of failure is due to the extreme corrosive nature of these chemicals, which can lead to cracking and embrittlement of the rubber. Additionally, due to the highly reactive nature of these chemicals, they can react with the rubber and cause it to swell and become deformed, leading to potential failure of the rubber seal.
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