Answer :

Baking powder

The chemical name of the compound is sodium carbonate (NaHCO3).

Preparation of baking powder is

NaCl + H2O + CO2 + NH3 NH4Cl + NaHCO3

Baking Powder

It is sometimes added for faster cooking.

It is a mild non-corrosive base.

When baking powder (a mixture of baking soda and tartaric acid) is mixed with water, the reaction takes place:

NaHCO3 + H+ CO2 + H2O + sodium slat of water

CO2 which is released during the reaction makes the cake soft and spongy.

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