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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Recent Examples on the Web Another option is a mixture of water and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). Ryan Prior, CNN, "Tear gas: Prepare for what to do if you're exposed," 2 June 2020 One 1918-era doctor recommended that people sniff a boric acid and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) powder to rinse out nasal passages. Washington Post, "Virus-afflicted 2020 looks like 1918 despite science’s march," 5 May 2020 Prosecutors said in court documents that prices on the My Doctor Suggests website go up to $299.95 for a gallon of the silver solution, a mix of water, extract from silver wire and sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda. USA TODAY, "Turtle Derby, cleaner subways, Zoom meeting hacked: News from around our 50 states," 2 May 2020 Kalasho explains that baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, has been used for decades as a home whitening remedy. Audrey Noble, Allure, "Should You Use Baking Soda to Whiten Your Teeth? We Investigated This Viral TikTok Hack," 24 Apr. 2020 Potassium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) are acceptable for treating minor disease problems, but again need to be part of the overall procedure when treating tough diseases like Entomosporium on Photinia fraseri. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "How to solve problems with photinias without toxic chemicals," 6 Feb. 2020 The price of her generic version of Zegerid, which is manufactured by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, is significantly higher than the sum of the prices of its main ingredients: omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate. NBC News, "'Are you kidding me?': Check out the price tags on 'combination drugs'," 29 Dec. 2019 Chemically speaking, baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. Darlene, Detroit Free Press, "Baking soda vs. baking powder: Here's the difference," 19 Oct. 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,, "There’s no solid evidence alkaline water is better for you," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sodium bicarbonate

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Sodium bicarbonate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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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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