Sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. 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).
1.Sodium bicarbonate can be used for pest control.
2.Sodium bicarbonate can be used in a process for removing paint and corrosion called sodablasting.
3.Sodium bicarbonate can be used to extinguish small grease or electrical fires by being thrown over the fire.
4.Sodium bicarbonate, referred to as "baking soda", is primarily used in cooking (baking), as a leavening agent.
5.Sodium bicarbonate is amphoteric, reacting with acids and bases.
6.Sodium bicarbonate mixed with water can be used as an antacid to treat acid indigestion and heartburn.It can be used as the medicinal ingredient in gripe water for infants.
7.A paste from baking soda can be very effective when used in cleaning and scrubbing.
|Appearance||White crystalline granule or powder||conforms|
|Loss on drying, %||≤0.2||0.1|
|Heavy metal (Pb), %||≤0.0005||<0.0005|