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What is the common name of Sodium bicarbonate?  


  1. Baking Soda

  2. Blue Vitriol

  3. Phenol

  4. Caustic Soda


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The correct option is A

Baking Soda


Many chemicals are well known by their common name as they are often used by us. For example, sodium chloride NaCl is commonly known as table salt or cooking salt. Sodium hydroxide NaOH  is commonly known as caustic soda. Sodium carbonate Na2CO3 is commonly known as washing soda. Sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3, is commonly used to bake cakes as it gives them a good rise. Therefore the common name for sodium bicarbonate is baking soda. 

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