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Wed August 24, 2011 By: Raghu Rao
 

what is the difference between sodium hydrogen carbonate,sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate. also give their formulas.

Expert Reply
Wed August 24, 2011
sodium hydrogen carbonate and sodium bicarbonate is one and the same thing.
Sodium carbonate ,referred as "washing soda" is domestically well known for its everyday use as a water softener its formula is Na2CO3
Sodium bicarbonate, referred to as "baking soda" is primarily used in cooking (baking) formula is NaHCO3
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