Is sodium bi carbonate an acidic salt or basic salt or neutral salt?how?
"Aqueous solutions are mildly alkaline due to the formation of carbonic acid and hydroxide ion:
HCO3- + H2O ? H2CO3 + OH?Sodium bicarbonate reacts with acetic acid (found in vinegar) and presents a simple and showy demonstration of a chemical reaction. The products of the ensuing two-stage reaction are sodium acetate, water, and carbon dioxide:
NaHCO3 + CH3COOH ? CH3COONa + H2O + CO2(g)
Sodium bicarbonate reacts with bases such as sodium hydroxide to form carbonates:
NaHCO3 + NaOH ? Na2CO3 + H2O"