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Ordinary table salt is sodium chloride. What is baking soda?
Potassium chloride
Potassium carbonate
Potassium hydroxide
Sodium bicarbonate
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Kishan Dabhi said:   8 years ago
Baking soda (NaHCO3).

When it reacts with water (H2O) it produce CO2 gas and Na2CO3 (sodium carbonate or washing soda). CO2 gas thus produced make the food stuff soft and spongy as happened in bread and other bakery products hence name given Baking soda.

Another thing is baking powder which is a mixture of baking soda and tartaric acid.

Use of tartaric acid is to neutralize the basic sodium carbonate or washing soda produced when baking soda reacts with water and thus sour taste of sodium carbonate is masked.

Kapil dabas said:   9 years ago
What is the scientific name for washing soda?

Sodium carbonate (also known as washing soda or soda ash) , Na2CO3 is a sodium salt of carbonic acid.

Sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate is the chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. Since it has long been known and is widely used, the salt has many related names such as baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda, and bicarbonate of soda.

Gandikota Khutija said:   6 years ago
NaHCO3 (sodium bicarbonate) is called as baking soda because when heated, it releases carbon dioxide gas, which is responsible for the rising of cookies, doughnuts and bread.

In this way, it is baking things, so it is also called as Baking soda.

Ananya Dash said:   6 years ago
It is sodium bicarbonate because it is used in changing temporary hard water to soft water and when we add baking soda which is a sodium bicarbonate to temporary hard water and boil it turns soft water and it lathers readily with ordinary soap.

Sundar said:   1 decade ago
Chemical Formulas:

Sodium chloride - NaCl

Potassium chloride - KCl.
Potassium carbonate - K2CO3
Potassium hydroxide - KOH
Sodium bicarbonate - NaHCO3

Hope this will help you a little bit. Have a nice day!.

Lokam said:   4 years ago
Sodium chloride - common salt.
Sodium carbonate - soda ash.
Sodium carbonate decahydrate - washing soda.
Sodium bicarbonate- cooking or baking soda.
Sodium silicate - water glass.
Sodium thiosulphate - hypo.

SAISRI said:   7 years ago
Its chemical formula is NAHCO3, NaHCO3 is mainly prepared by the Solvay process.

Sodium bicarbonate mixed with water can be used as an antacid to treat acid indigestion and heartburn.

Anurup Samanta said:   1 decade ago
Because of instability in slight reaction with water it releases CO2, which people think to act against acidity & effervescence character is of course amazing.

Himanshi said:   9 years ago
NAHCO3 chemically named as sodium bicarbonate and it's other name is baking soda.

So, I think option (D) is correct. Thank you.

Ifedi innocent said:   1 decade ago
Sodium bicarbonate (i.e sodium hydro carbonate NaHCO3) also known as the baking soda. It used as a fire extinguisher.

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