Q. 285.0( 2 Votes )

a) A white powder

Answer :

(a) The given compound is sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda). The chemical formula is NaHCO3.


It is produced by using sodium chloride as one of the raw materials.


The reaction is:


NaCl + H2O + CO2 + NH3 NH4Cl + NaHCO3


(b) When the heat is applied on this compound, it forms sodium carbonate, carbon dioxide and water. The following reaction takes place:


2NaHCO3 + Heat Na2CO3 + H2O + CO2


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