What is the difference between soda ash and sodium bicarbonate?
Soda ash (also known as sodium carbonate) is a white, inorganic solid that has many different purposes and functions. Some of these functions include: manufacturing of paper and glass, softening water, leavening in baking, preventing caking in cooking, and serving as an ingredient in various soaps and detergents.
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Soda ash has a molecular formula of Na2 CO3, while sodium bicarbonate (i.e. baking soda) has a molecular formula of NaHCO3. These differences in their...
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