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.
|Melting Point||Decomposes starting at 50 °C|
|Specific Gravity||2.2 g/cc|
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