Sodium bicarbonate food – BICAR®FOOD

Натриев бикарбонат хранителен - BICAR®

E500 – Sodium bicarbonate dietary supplement – BICAR®
Sodium bicarbonate food – BICAR® – NaHCO3

Sodium bicarbonate food – BICAR®

Sodium bicarbonate (aka sodium hydrogen carbonate, bicarbonate of soda and soda) NaHCO3 is an unsaturated sodium salt of carbonic acid (H2CO3):

Na2CO3 + CO2 + H2O → 2 NaHCO3

Under normal conditions, sodium bicarbonate is a white solid. It is produced by the process of the Solvay process, in which a mixture of water, ammonia, and sodium chloride (common salt) are reacted with carbon dioxide. Aqueous solutions of sodium bicarbonate are alkaline, because it is a salt of a strong base and a weak acid. For this reason, sodium bicarbonate is used for neutralization of acids (gastric juices at “ulcer”). Baking soda is a common ingredient in baking powder. The composition of baking powder includes more acids (eg citric acid) acid salts (hydrogen phosphates, etc.) That react upon wetting with soda by separating carbonic acid.

Sodium bicarbonate is widely used in the chemical (paints, plastics, household chemicals, fire extinguishers), food (bakery and confectionery, carbonated beverages), light (tires, artificial leather, textile) industries, pharmaceuticals, non-ferrous metallurgy.

Sodium bicarbonate is registered as a food additive E500.

Sodium bicarbonate food – BICAR®