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Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium Bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, is a white crystalline powder widely used in various industries. In the food industry, it serves as a leavening agent in baking and contributes to the texture and rise of baked goods. Sodium Bicarbonate is also used as an antacid in pharmaceuticals to relieve heartburn and indigestion. It finds application in oral care products, cleaning agents, and agriculture for pH adjustment, cleaning, and crop protection purposes.

Chemical Formula:

NaHCO₃

CAS Number:

144-55-8

Synonyms:

Baking soda, Sodium hydrogen carbonate

Characteristics

Molar Weight

84.01 g/mol

Melting Point

50 °C (122 °F)

Boiling Point

50 °C (122 °F)

Solubility

Soluble in water

Density

2.20 g/cm³

Forms

White crystalline powder

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Baking ingredients and leavening agents in food
  • Antacid and acid neutralizers in pharmaceuticals
  • Toothpaste and oral care products
  • Cleaning and deodorizing agent
  • Agricultural applications for soil pH adjustment and crop protection

Industries

  • Food and beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Personal care
  • Cleaning and hygiene
  • Agriculture

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