What is the melting point of sodium bicarbonate?


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The melting point of sodium bicarbonate is 50° Celsius (122° Fahrenheit). Its chemical formula is CHNaO3 (sometimes written as NaHCO3), and it has an atomic weight of 84 grams per mole. According to Medline Plus, sodium bicarbonate is commonly used as an antacid medication.

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As noted by Medline Plus, sodium bicarbonate is prescribed by doctors for patients who suffer from heartburn and indigestion. It may also be prescribed if a patient has very acidic blood or urine. The medication comes in a tablet or powder form and is to be taken by mouth one to four times per day. The medication may cause a few side effects including increased thirst, stomach cramps and increased gas production.

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