sodium bicarbonate

noun

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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In preliminary studies, alkaline water (with sodium bicarbonate or baking soda in it or added to it) has been shown to reduce the concentration of markers of bone breakdown. Christy Brissette, chicagotribune.com, "There’s no solid evidence alkaline water is better for you," 29 Aug. 2019 In preliminary studies, alkaline water (with sodium bicarbonate or baking soda in it or added to it) has been shown to reduce the concentration of markers of bone breakdown. Christy Brissette, chicagotribune.com, "There’s no solid evidence alkaline water is better for you," 29 Aug. 2019 In preliminary studies, alkaline water (with sodium bicarbonate or baking soda in it or added to it) has been shown to reduce the concentration of markers of bone breakdown. Christy Brissette, chicagotribune.com, "There’s no solid evidence alkaline water is better for you," 29 Aug. 2019 In preliminary studies, alkaline water (with sodium bicarbonate or baking soda in it or added to it) has been shown to reduce the concentration of markers of bone breakdown. Christy Brissette, Washington Post, "Is alkaline water really better for you?," 28 Aug. 2019 Its cruelty-free formulation, which includes ingredients like tapioca starch, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), coconut oil, and shea butter, keeps me smelling like a tasteful amount of vanilla through all of the day’s trials and tribulations. Tess Garcia, Health.com, "I’ve Tried Tons of Aluminum-Free Deodorants, and This Is the Only One That Actually Works," 26 July 2019 Critical shortages of an array of therapies, including pediatric cancer drugs, painkillers, psychiatric medications, sodium bicarbonate and IV solutions, have occurred on and off for years. Laurie Mcginley, Washington Post, "Low prices of some lifesaving drugs make them impossible to get," 18 June 2019 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

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sodium bicarbonate was in 1885

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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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