Sodium Bicarbonate


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. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda .

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. In colloquial usage, its name is shortened to sodium bicarb, bicarb soda, or simply bicarb. 


  • Cooking
  • Neutralization of acids and bases
  • Medical uses
  • Personal hygiene
  • Baking soda in sports
  • As a cleaning agent
  • As a biopesticide
  • Cattle feed supplement
  • Miscellaneous-Sodium bicarbonate can be used to extinguish small grease or electrical fires by being thrown over the fire.