What Are the Chemical Properties of Baking Soda?

Baking soda, otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate, has the chemical properties of not being flammable, being easily decomposed by acids, starting to decompose in water solution at approximately 20 degrees Celsius and an increasing alkalinity in solution as it is heated or stirred. Baking soda is used for cleaning and cooking and is effective at putting out certain types of fires.

Sodium bicarbonate is a powdery or solid substance often used as a food additive.

Chemical properties of a substance are those properties that can only be determined after a chemical reaction. Reactivity with other chemicals is a common chemical property as well as flammability and toxicity. Any property that can be determined without changing the composition of a substance is called a physical property.