Question 1 Write the chemical name and formula of baking soda?
Question 2 Give uses of baking soda?
Question 3 Describe how baking soda is produced on a large scale?
Question 4 Name the gas evolved when baking soda is heated?
Question 5 What is baking powder?
Question 6 Give few properties of baking powder?
The chemical name of baking soda is sodium hydrogen carbonate.
Preparation of Baking Soda
Properties of Baking Soda
(2) It is a mild,non-corrosive base.
(3) When sodium hydrogen carbonate is heated,then it decomposes to give sodium carbonate with evolution of carbon dioxide gas.
Uses of Baking Soda
(2) It is used in making baking powder.
Baking powder is a mixture of baking soda and a mild edible tartaric acid.
(3) It is used in fire extinguishers.