Sodium salts, also known as sodium halides, are a group of compounds containing sodium and a halogen, such as chlorine, bromine, or iodine. They are used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications, such as in the production of soap, detergents, paper, and plastics.
When rubber is exposed to sodium salts, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and cracked, leading to mechanical failure. It can also lead to discoloration, swelling, and deterioration of the rubber material. In addition, prolonged exposure to sodium salts can cause permanent damage to the rubber, leading to a decrease in strength and elasticity.
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