acid brittleness

acid brittleness

[′as·əd ′brit·əl·nəs]
(metallurgy)
Low ductility of a metal due to its absorption of hydrogen gas, which may occur during an electrolytic process or during cleaning. Also known as hydrogen embrittlement.
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