What is Baking Soda
“Baking Soda” is the most common name for a chemical compound called Sodium bicarbonate, or sodium hydrogen carbonate. It appears as a fine, white powder, and it is a wonderful, economical and common natural remedy and household asset.
Chemical Formula for the baking soda is NaHCO3. It is also often tagged as the E-number: E500b.
- Appearance: Usually appears as a fine powder, white solid chrystals.
- pH level: 9
- Taste: Slightly salty and alkaline.
- Odor: Odorless.
- Solubility in water: 9 g/100 mL.
- Melting point: 50 °C / 122 °F / 323 K
- Other alternative names: bread soda, cooking soda, bicarbonate of soda, sodium bicarb, bicarb soda, bicarb, saleratus.
- Usage: Cleaning, baking, teeth whitening, health – all covered on this website.
- Storage: Air-proof and moisture-proof containers are recommended, in a cool and dry place.
- Can it be made at home? Erm, not really. Read further – there is a chapter about this.
Baking soda has various practical uses and you will find the most useful and popular ones on this website. Feel free to use the Main Menu to select a subject you are interested in.
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