Ammonium Bicarbonate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula NaHCO3. It is an important industrial chemical. There are many other common names such as Baking soda, Bicarbonate of soda, Bicarb etc.
Sodium bicarbonate is a odorless, white crystalline solid or fine powder. The density is around 2.2o g/ml. The aqueous solutions of NaHCO3 are alkaline in nature. It decomposes to Na2CO3 when to a temperature of 50 °C.
CAS number : 144 – 55 – 8
Chemical Formula : NaHCO3
Molecular Weight : 84.00 g/mol
IUPAC name : Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate
Packaging : 25/50 kg bags, HDPE bags with polyliner inside
Storage : Tightly packed containers
Uses and Applications
> Primary used as a leavening agent in baking. When it reacts with acid, it releases carbon dioxide and causes the batter to expand and gives a characteristic texture to pancakes, cakes , breads etc.
> Used to soften pulses before and during cooking
> Used in breading for fried food to induce crispness and allow steam to excape