sodium bicarbonate


Definition of sodium bicarbonate

: a white crystalline weakly alkaline salt NaHCO3 used especially in baking powders and fire extinguishers and in medicine as an antacid

called also baking soda, bicarbonate of soda

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Baking soda is a salt; it is also called sodium bicarbonate. Megan Arnett, Scientific American, "Sweet and Sour Science You Can Taste!," 21 June 2018 Warmer water will speed reaction time, since molecules move faster, creating more opportunities for the products of sodium bicarbonate and citric acid to react with water. Renee Morad, Scientific American, "Build the Best Alka-Rocket Ever—with Science," 7 Sep. 2017 Use sodium bicarbonate to increase alkalinity, muriatic acid to decrease it. Danielle Beurteaux, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Your Swimming Pool Ready for Summer," 18 May 2018 The all-clear was sounded about 8:30 p.m. The white powder turned out to be sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda. David Owens,, "White Powder Scare Temporarily Closes MidState Medical Center," 20 Apr. 2018 On a nerdy, chemical level, baking soda is the commercial name for sodium bicarbonate. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda: What's the Difference?," 19 July 2017 The United States only has two manufacturers of sterile sodium bicarbonate solution: Pfizer and Amphistar. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Hospitals Have a Big Problem: Baking Soda," 25 May 2017

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of sodium bicarbonate

: a white crystalline weakly alkaline salt NaHCO3 used in baking powders and in medicine especially as an antacid

called also baking soda, bicarb, bicarbonate of soda, sodium acid carbonate

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