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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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Baking soda has only one ingredient, sodium bicarbonate. Because sodium bicarbonate reacts chemically when combined with moisture and an acid, this baking staple serves as a leavening agent, giving baked goods their ligh... 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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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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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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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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Washing soda, which contains 100 percent sodium carbonate, should never be used as a substitute for baking soda, which contains 100 percent sodium bicarbonate. While both sodas can be used for laundry and cleaning purpos... More »

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