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... More » Science Chemistry

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 » Food Food Facts

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 » Food Food Facts Dry Ingredients
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