Q.

The common name of sodium bicarbonate is -

A. Soda ash
B. Baking soda
C. Soda lime
D. Baking powder
Answer» B. Baking soda
Explanation: Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) is also known as baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda, and bicarbonate of soda. It is primarily used in cooking (baking), as a leavening agent. It reacts with acidic, components in batters, releasing carbon dioxide, which causes expansion of the batter and forms the characteristic texture and grain in pancakes, cakes, quick breads, etc.
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