BAKING SODA - SODIUM BICARBONATE - 3 lbs - Minimum 99% Bicarbonate (NaHCO3)
Product DetailsSKU: BAKINGSODA-3LBS UPC: 892647002703
Country of Origin: USA Color: White CAS #: 144-55-8 Harmonized Code: 283620 Length (inches): 4 Width (inches): 4 Height (inches): 9 Gross Weight (lb.): 3.25 Net Weight (lb.): 3 Skin Safe: Yes
SODIUM BICARBONATE - also known as BAKING SODA, VICHY SALT, SODIUM HYDROCARBONATE, ACID MONOSODIUM SALT, SODIUM ACID CARBONATE, and NaHCO3. Manufactured using sea salt, ammonia, and carbonic acid. Also found in nature, it is biodegradable and environment friendly. Commonly referred to as a "buffer" because if stabilises a solutions's pH level at around 8.1. This characteristic is why Sodium Bicarbonate is such a common ingredient in many applications to diminish acidity, prevent corrosion, and neutralise acidic substances (such as venom of insects such as mosquitoes). Water's temporary hardness determined by the quantity of calcium and magnesium ions present. Water hardness can be noticed easily by testing its capacity to rinse soap and cook vegetables. Lime deposits are avoided when Sodium Bicarbonate is dissolved in the water, the calcium ions do not separate into lime (calcium carbonate) thus reducing the use of soap and detergent. Neutralises and absorbs odors rather than masking an odor.
Shipped to you in an resealable HDPE container with an safety sealed screw cap.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A.
APPEARANCE: crystalline, powder
PHYSICAL STATE: solid
TASTE: slight alkaline taste
MICRON SIZE: approximately 73% retained when passed through a 325 mesh (45 micron)
ODOR: none, odorless
pH: 8.4 (ca.8.4 g/L) (77F/25C) and 8.6 (ca.52 g/L), pKa 6.3 (therefore, a realatively weak acid)
BICARBONATE NaHCO3): Minimum 99% Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) but average of 99.87%
MELTING POINT: decomposes on heating beginning at >122F/50C
SOLUBILITY: only slightly soluble in Alcohol, in water:
- 63 g/L (32F/0C),
- 93 g/L (68F/20C)
- 165 g/L (140F/60C)
DENSITY: 2.21 kg/dm3 (Bulk is 0.5-1.3 kg/dm3)
MAXIMUM USE LEVEL: 200 mg/L
SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS: Yes
FOOD PREPARATIONS: leavening agent, acidic/base odor control, slightly abrasive dissolving prior to surface damage, assists the elimination of impurities when washing fruit/vegetables, heightens vegetable colors, tenderizes meats, neutralises tomato acidity, cheese making (less rennet needed), buffering agent in energy drinks, helps maintain firmness of canned fruit/vegetables, corrects mineral deficiencies in the water used to ensure uniform taste in beverages.
GLUTEN FREE FOOD PREPARATIONS: leavening agent, acid/pH control.
COSMETIC APPLICATIONS: bath bombs, scrubs, pastes, foaming agent, effervescent powders/tablets, odor control, delicate yet slightly abrasive dissolving prior to surface damage, make a paste and apply to soften and eliminate calluses, dissolve in warm bath water to soften skin and helps to gently remove dead skin.
CLEANING: detergents, foaming agent, blasting agent, environmental protection, effervescent powders/tablets, odor control, celicate yet slightly abrasive dissolving prior to surface damage.
INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS: detergents, water treatment, foaming agent, tanning agent, blasting agent, environmental protection, flue gas purification, chemical industry, pulp/paper/paper products manufacture, effervescent powders/tablets, odor control, delicate yet slightly abrasive dissolving prior to surface damage.
SHELF LIFE and USE BY INFORMATION: Sodium Bicarbonate, like salt (sodium chloride), can lose some of its potency over a period of time, especially if exposed to air as it absorbs the moisture in the air decreasing potency. This product is stable for a significant period of time unless exposed to heat or air. When used in cosmetic, industrial, cleaning, and food applications, it is potent and stable for a considerable period of time, unless exposed to air and moisture in a laundry area.