Its other names are baking soda, sodium hydrogen carbonate

CHARACTERISTICS

  • It is present in the form of white powder or crystals

TASTE

  • It has a salty and cooling taste

DENSITY

  • 2.159

MELTING POINT

  • 270 C

SOLUBILITY

  • It is soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol
  • It dissolves in moisturized air and melts to a liquid form

EFFECTS

  • It is less poisonous
  • It doesn’t catch fire

SOURCE

  • It is obtained by mixing carbon dioxide with soda ash solution

GRADES

  • Commercial, pure, purest, CP USP, F-C-,C -B-P

USES

  • It is used in the preparation of fruit salts, soft drinks, foaming drinks, artificial mineral water, baking powder, sodium salts, medicine and sponge type rubber making.
  • It is also used in gold and platinum electroplating.
  • It is used to refine silk and wool
  • And in fire extinguishing compounds
  • It is also used laboratory agent and cleaning compound
  • Baking soda is used in the preparation of mouth wash, tooth powder, bakery powder detergents and cosmetic making
  • It is also used to relieve acidity

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