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The only ingredient in baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. It is also known as bicarbonate of soda, sodium hydrogen carbonate, carbonic acid or sodium acid carbonate, according to PubChem. More »

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Baking soda neutralizes the acid in recipes and aids in the leavening process. Once baking soda is mixed with other ingredients and placed into the oven, a chemical reaction creates bubbles of carbon dioxide that expand. More »

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Baking powder is actually baking soda already mixed with an acidic ingredient, such as cream of tartar. It is activated when moistened, then releases gas causing the dough to rise. When using baking soda, an acidic ingre... More »

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Although baking soda is used commonly in cooking and baking, adverse effects such as increased blood pressure, low potassium, swelling of the feet and legs, and in extreme cases, alkalosis can occur. Baking soda can trig... More »

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The active ingredient in baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate causes a reaction when it is mixed with acidic ingredients. More »

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Sodium bicarbonate, the active ingredient in baking soda, works as a temporary antacid to reduce stomach acid and reduce heartburn, upset stomach and indigestion, according to WebMD. With a doctor’s prescription, patient... More »

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Making chocolate chip cookies without baking soda is possible if it is replaced with another ingredient, such as baking powder. As both of these ingredients are leavening agents, they are compatible substitutes for each ... More »

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