Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a commonly used chemical that is also known as peroxide, oxidol, and hydrogen dioxide. It is used in many applications, including as a powerful oxidizing agent in bleaching, wastewater treatment, and fuel cells; as a disinfectant in medical and food industries; and as an oxidizer in rocketry and fireworks.
When rubber is exposed to hydrogen peroxide, it can cause significant damage. The rubber can become brittle, discolored, and have a reduced tensile strength. It can also become more susceptible to environmental factors, such as UV radiation, heat, and ozone. In addition, the rubber can absorb the hydrogen peroxide, which can cause swelling, hardening, and cracking.
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