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What is the chemical name of baking soda? Explain how the contents of the compound help in raising the dough. [3 MARKS]


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Sodium hydrogen carbonate is the chemical name of baking soda.
Baking soda contains carbonate radical which upon heating breaks up into Carbon Dioxide. It is this compound that instantly releases carbon dioxide that makes the dough or the batter rise.

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