Q. 74.3( 3 Votes )

State The Chemica

Answer :

(a) Baking soda (sodium hydrogen carbonate) act as an antacid. Being alkaline, it neutralizes excess acid in the stomach and provides relief.


(b) For making baking powder, which is a mixture of baking soda and a mild edible acid such as tartaric acid. When baking powder is mixed in water, the following reaction takes place:


NaHCO3 + H+ CO2 + H2O + sodium salt of any acid


Carbon dioxide produced in the reaction makes the bread or cake fluffy, soft and spongy.


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