Write the chemical name and chemical formula of the following compounds: 1. Baking Powder 2. Washing Soda

Asked by Sthitaprajna Mishra | 17th Feb, 2014, 08:43: PM

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Solution for your first query:

Baking powder is a mixture of baking soda or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) with any kitchen acid such as vinegar (dilute acetic acid).

Baking powder : NaHCO3 + H+

On acid base reaction, baking soda releases CO2 as follows:

NaHCO3 + H+ → Na+ + CO2 + H2O

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Answered by  | 18th Feb, 2014, 10:55: AM

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