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What is sodium bicarbonate?


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 and a bicarbonate anion. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline, but often appears as a fine powder.

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Sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda, is a white powder that is commonly used as a raising agent in baking. It can also be used as a mild alkali to neutralize acids, as a cleaning agent, and as a deodorizer. In the human body, it neutralizes stomach acid and is used to treat indigestion.

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