Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda, is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. It is a salt composed of a sodium cation (Na+) and a bicarbonate anion (HCO3−).
Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline, but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda (sodium carbonate). The natural mineral form is nahcolite. It is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs.
Usage of Sodium Bicarbonate:
Cooking, Pyrotechnics, Mild disinfectant, Fire extinguisher, Neutralization of acids, Agriculture, Medical uses and health, Cleaning agent, Odor control and other.
Baking soda is a popular baking ingredient. It gives foods like bread, cakes, muffins, and cookies a light, fluffy texture.
Sodium bicarbonate is used to relieve heartburn, sour stomach, or acid indigestion by neutralizing excess stomach acid. When used for this purpose, it is said to belong to the group of medicines called antacids. It may be used to treat the symptoms of stomach or duodenal ulcers.
Baking soda, bicarb (laboratory slang), bicarbonate of soda, nahcolite, natrium hydrogen carbonate, natron