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

Asked by Raghu Rao | 24th Aug, 2011, 09:43: PM

Expert Answer:

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

Answered by  | 24th Aug, 2011, 11:24: PM

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