Baking powder

02 Acid, bases and salt

  • Baking powder is chemically sodium bicarbonate.

PRODUCTION OF BAKING POWDER

  • Baking powder is formed by the following chemical reaction:        

 

2NaHCO3 + H2SO4  Na2SO4 + 2H2O + 2CO2

USES OF BAKING POWDER

  • It is used as a cooking agent and in fire extinguishers. A stream of
    CO2

     produced cuts off the supply of air results in the extinguishing of the fire.

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