Sodium Bicarbonate BP

Sodium bicarbonate (IUPAC name: sodium hydrogen carbonate), commonly known as baking soda, is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline, but often appears as a fine powder.


In cooking, baking soda is primarily used in baking as a leavening agent. It has a role as an antacid and a food anticaking agent.


Product Name: Sodium Bicarbonate
Molecular Formula:  NaHCO3
Molecular Weight: 84.0 g/mol
CAS No.: 144-55-8



Test Specification
Characters It occurs as a white or almost white, crystalline powder

Test (A)

Test (B)

Test (C)


(a)   Specified test.

(b)   It gives the reaction of carbonates and bicarbonates

(c)   It gives reaction of sodium

Solubility Soluble in water, practically insoluble in ethanol (96%)
Appearance of Solution It is clear and colorless
Carbonates The pH of freshly prepared solution is not greater than 8.6.
Sulfates Not more than 150 ppm
Chlorides Not more than 150 ppm
Ammonium Not more than 20 ppm
Arsenic Not more than 2 ppm
Calcium Not more than 100 ppm
Iron Not more than 20 ppm
Heavy metals Not more than 10 ppm
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0% of NaHCO3


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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