Hydrogen bromide (also known as hydrobromic acid or hydrogen monobromide) is a powerful and corrosive chemical that is primarily used in the chemical industry for a variety of purposes, including in the production of pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, and petroleum products. It is also used in the manufacture of inorganic bromides and as a cleaning agent.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to hydrogen bromide include discoloration and cracking due to the strong oxidizing properties of the chemical, as well as disintegration due to the corrosive nature of the acid. Additionally, rubber seals exposed to hydrogen bromide may become brittle and prone to cracking or tearing over time, as the acid slowly breaks down the rubber material.
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