A white powder is added while baking breads and cakes to make them soft and fluffy. What is the name of the powder? What are the main ingredients in it? What are the functions of each ingredient? 

Asked by adalroshan2464 | 11th May, 2019, 10:47: AM

Expert Answer:

The name of the powder is baking powder.
Its main ingredients are baking soda and tartaric acid.
 
Baking soda is also called sodium carbonate. Sodium bicarbonate reacts with hydrogen ion from acid and releases CO2 that makes the cake soft and fluffy.
Tartaric add is used to avoid the bitter taste
NaHCO3 + H+ → Na+ + CO2 + H2O 

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 11th May, 2019, 08:17: PM