Baking powder is a mixture of carbonate or bicarbonate and a weak acid.
Baking powder and its uses
A mixture contains different types of particles so that they can be combined in various proportions. Baking powder is a mixture because it contains both sodium hydrogen carbonate and weak acid that is tartaric acid – two different compounds.
- Baking powder is used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods.
- Baking powder contains both an acid and a base component and relies on moisture and heat to react.
- Baking powder is used in baking to make the cake batter, and bread dough rise.