Silver nitrate, also known as lunar caustic, is a chemical compound commonly used in a variety of industries, including photography, medicine, and agriculture. It is a white crystalline solid that is highly soluble in water. Common uses of silver nitrate include photography and development, as a stain for cells and tissues, as an antiseptic and disinfectant, and as a fertilizing agent.
When rubber materials are exposed to silver nitrate, they can suffer from a variety of types of failure. For example, rubber may become brittle, swell, or discolor. It can also become sticky or crack due to the chemical's corrosive action. The rubber can also become less durable, leading to premature wear or failure. In addition, the silver nitrate can penetrate the rubber, leading to further degradation.
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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