Sodium Bicarbonate

Primarily used in baking as a leavening agent, it is also used to tenderise meat. As a medicine when mixed with water, it can be used as an antacid to treat acid indigestion and heartburn. It is also used widely in personal care products like toothpaste, and in mouthwashes due to its antiseptic properties.


Molar Weight84.006g/mol
Melting PointDecomposes starting at 50 °C
Flash PointIncombustible
Density2.2 g/cc
FormsPowder, White

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Beverage processing
  • Detergent
  • Food packaging
  • Buffer agent
  • Food additive
  • Water treatment
  • Cleaning products
  • pH control
  • Textile handling
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Laundry products
  • Animal feed
  • Agricultural (non-pesticide)


  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharma
  • Polymers
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Cosmetics
  • Water Treatment
  • Food
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agrobusiness
  • Lubricants
  • Rubber

Synonyms: Sodium hydrogen carbonate, Bicarbonate of soda, Carbonic acid monosodium salt, Baking soda, NaHCO3, Sodium Acid Carbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate

Chemical Formula: NaHCO3

CAS Number: 144-55-8