Chemicals

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General Information

Baking soda powder.

Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate, is easily mistaken for washing soda or sodium carbonate. Although related, these two chemicals are not the same.[1]

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Chemical & Physical Information

Trivial nameBaking soda
Chemical nameSodium bicarbonate
Other namesZuiveringszout (NL,BE)
Type of chemicalIonic compound (salt)
Chemical formulaNaHCO3
CAS number144-55-8
Density2.173 g·cm-3
Molar mass84.01 g·mol-1
Melting point270 °C (decomposition)
Boiling pointn/a
SolubleNot in alcohol and ether
Solubility (water, 20 °C)95 g·L-1 Baking soda solubility graph. (anhydrous)
Crystal systemMonoclinic
AppearanceWhite crystalline solid
ColourWhite
Safety summarySafe
Safety dataMSDS
StorageDry
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Photos

Baking Soda

(3 cm)

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Sources

[1] Wikipedia

[2] Specimen from my personal collection, photo taken by me.

[3] Mullin J.W. - Crystallization, 2001