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.

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

Characteristics

Molar Weight
84.006g/mol
Melting Point
Decomposes starting at 50 °C
Flash Point
Incombustible
Density
2.2 g/cc
Forms
Powder, 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)

Industries

  • Energy Services
  • Pharma
  • Water Treatment
  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Cleaning
  • Animal Nutrition
  • CASE & Construction
  • Lubricants
  • Rubber
  • Agriculture