Baking soda is a white, crystalline solid that has a salty taste. Baking soda is the common name of sodium bicarbonate. The chemical formula of baking soda is NaHCO3. Baking soda is basically a salt that comprises a sodium cation which can be represented as Na+ and a bicarbonate anion which can be represented as HCO3–.
Sodium Bicarbonate’s properties
- Powder dust is not as explosive.
- It is non-flammable.
- It has a melting point of 500 °C and is an odourless white crystalline solid.
- Baking soda is basic in nature.