Give two important uses of washing soda and baking soda.

Baking soda

Baking soda is the common name of sodium bicarbonate. The chemical formula of baking soda is NaHCO3.


Listed below are the uses of baking soda

  • Reduces the acidity in the stomach
  • Used in the process of washing as a water softener
  • Due to the formation of soapy foam, it is used in fire extinguishers
  • Removes the dirt off materials without damaging the properties of the material

Washing soda

Washing soda is a whitish, odourless powder. Its chemical formula is Na2CO3 and is better known as sodium carbonate


Listed below are used of washing soda

  • Washing soda is used for removing burnt-on grease from kitchen utensils.
  • It is prominently used in soap, glass and paper industries.
  • It also helps in the removal of permanent hardness of the water.

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