Hydrobromic acid, also known as hydrogen bromide, is a strong acid commonly used in industrial processes such as water treatment and dye production. It is also used in the production of pharmaceuticals and in the production of organic and inorganic compounds.
When rubber is exposed to hydrobromic acid, it can cause the rubber to swell, crack, or discolor. Additionally, the acid can damage the protective coating on the rubber, leading to accelerated wear. The rubber can also become brittle and soft due to the acid's corrosive properties. It is important to note that different types of rubber will react differently to hydrobromic acid, so it is important to choose the right type of rubber for the application.
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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