Question
Sat August 20, 2011 By: Gurleen Kaur
 

1. The baking powder consists of ________________ and _____________. 2. The substance which on treatment with chlorine yields bleaching powder _______________. 3. I am an important constituent of baking powder.If I am not present the cake will taste bitter.Identify me _________. 4. When I am mixed with water lot of heat is produced and the solution formed is used for white washing of walls. What is my common name and molecular formula _______________.

Expert Reply
Tue August 23, 2011
1. Most commercially-available baking powders are made up of an alkaline component (typically baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate), one or more acid salts, and an inert starch.
 
2. Calcium hydroxide.

It is manufactured by the calcium process:

3. Inert starch.

4. limestone(calcium carbonate) is used in whitewashing walls.

Lime stone and CaCO3.



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