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sodium bicarbonate

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Definition of sodium bicarbonate in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A soluble white powder used in fire extinguishers and effervescent drinks and as a raising agent in baking. Also called baking soda.
Example sentences
  • They also demonstrated the use of fire extinguishers with chemicals such as sodium bicarbonate and diluted sulphuric acid.
  • The fizz comes from the production of carbon dioxide gas that is created when sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) reacts with acids.
  • Traditional treatment of ethylene glycol poisoning consists of sodium bicarbonate, ethanol, and hemodialysis.

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