An inorganic compound, it is used in the food industry as a raising agent for flat baked goods, such as cookies and crackers. It also has uses as a fertiliser, pH buffer, and reagent in chemical laboratories. Some other uses in the industry are for the manufacture of dyes, pharmaceuticals, catalysts, ceramics, fire-retardants, plastics and other products.
|Melting Point||41.9 °C|
|Specific Gravity||1.586 g/cm3|
Synonyms: E503, Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate, Baking soda, Bicarbonate of Ammonia, Powdered Baking Ammonia, ABC, Ammonium Bicarbonate
Chemical Formula: NH4HCO3
CAS Number: 1066-33-7