What is Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate, more commonly known under the name baking soda, is a compound that neutralizes acids and is suitable for a wide range of indigestion and ulcer products and pharmaceuticals.

  • Synonyms: Baking Soda, Bicarbonate of Soda, Carbonic Acid Monosodium Salt, NaHCO3, Sodium Acid Carbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate
  • INCI: Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Chemical formula: NaHCO3
  • CAS #: 144-55-8
  • Hazard: Products dust may be irritating to eyes, skin and respiratory system


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Sodium Bicarbonate Industrial
Sodium Bicarbonate 8%

Product specifications

AppearanceWhite crystalline powder, solid
SolubilitiesWater Solubility
Molecular weight84.01 g/mol
Weight per gallon18.36 lb/gal
ClassAlkali, Bicarbonate
GradesIndustrial, ACS, USP, NF Grade, Kosher,
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Uses and Applications for Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium Bicarbonate uses include acid neutralizer, buffer, cleaning compounds, detergents, fire extinguishers, flue gas desulfurization, leather tanning, oil well drilling fluids, paper manufacturing, pH control, swimming pool, textiles, waste water treatment, water treatment

  • HI&I: Sodium bicarbonate buffers, neutralizes, provides a source of CO2, and acts as a catalyst in multiple processes.
  • Personal Care: It is used to control the acid-base balance of cosmetic products. It can also be used as an abrasive, a deodorant agent and an oral care agent.
  • Food and Nutrition: It is as a leavening agent and is found in foods such as breads, rolls, cookies and other baked goods. The process known as leavening causes batter or dough to rise and become light and porous by increasing the surface area.
  • Pharmaceutical: It is an active ingredient in antacid products used to relieve heartburn and treat acid indigestion
  • Water Treatment: It is added during water treatment in order to raise the pH of the water by chemically neutralizing the acidity and to soften the water.
  • Textile Industry: It is used in the treatment of woolen and silk fabrics. It is used for dyeing and printing operations. It is also used as a neutralizer of dyeing agents in the tanning process.
  • Others: It is used in animal feedstuff, purifying flue gas and in detergent manufacturing.

Quick Answers

Sodium bicarbonate, more commonly known under the name baking soda, is a compound that neutralizes acids and is suitable for a wide range of indigestion and ulcer products and pharmaceuticals.

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