Ferric hydroxide, also known as ferric oxide hydroxide, is a chemical compound used in a wide variety of applications, including water treatment and filtration, as a pigment, in the production of iron ore, and as a food additive.
When rubber is exposed to ferric hydroxide, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and harden over time. This weakening of the rubber material increases the risk of cracks and ruptures, which can eventually cause the rubber to fail. In extreme cases, prolonged contact with ferric hydroxide can cause the rubber to degrade and become porous, leading to further deterioration and possible failure.
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