Sodium bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate


Baking soda, cooking soda, bicarb soda, sodium hydrogencarbonate, or bicarbonate of soda

Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. Sodium bicarbonate is used as baking soda to lower the acidity of foods and give dough a darker color when cooked. Sodium bicarbonate is also widely used for a deodorizer and as a cleaning agent used for scrubbing and toothpaste. In pyrotechnics, sodium bicarbonate is used for some yellow compositions, as a delay agent in glitters, and as a burn rate modifier.


It is sold in many shops for baking, as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda. It can also be used to make Na2CO3 very easily by heating it above 70 degrees Celsius (~160 degrees Fahrenheit).


There is very little to no hazard when in contact with baking soda. As long as not to much is consumed it's harmless.

Compositions containing Sodium bicarbonate :