Is the 'baking soda' used in baking bread and cake an acid, a base or a salt? What is its chemical name and formula?
Baking soda is basic in nature because it is made up of a strong base(NaOH) and weak acid(H2CO3). The chemical name of baking soda is sodium bicarbonate and its formula is NaHCO3.
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