baking soda
Sodium bicarbonate Sodium bicarbonate, a white crystalline substance, {HNaCO3}, with a slight alkaline taste resembling that of sodium carbonate. It is found in many mineral springs and also produced artificially,. It is used in cookery, in baking powders, and as a source of carbonic acid gas (carbon dioxide) for soda water. Called also {baking soda}, {cooking soda}, {bicarbonate of soda}, {bicarb}, {saleratus}, and technically, {acid sodium carbonate}, {sodium acid carbonate}, {primary sodium carbonate}, {sodium dicarbonate}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • baking soda — Soda So da, n. [It., soda, in OIt., ashes used in making glass, fr. L. solida, fem. of solidus solid; solida having probably been a name of glasswort. See {Solid}.] 1. (Chem.) (a) Sodium oxide or hydroxide. (b) Popularly, sodium carbonate or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baking soda — baking .soda n [U] a powder used when baking cakes to make them lighter = ↑bicarbonate of soda …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • baking soda — ☆ baking soda n. a white powder, sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3, used as a leavening agent, antacid, and mouthwash, and in fire extinguishers * * * …   Universalium

  • baking soda — ► NOUN ▪ sodium bicarbonate …   English terms dictionary

  • baking soda — ☆ baking soda n. a white powder, sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3, used as a leavening agent, antacid, and mouthwash, and in fire extinguishers …   English World dictionary

  • baking soda — noun a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid • Syn: ↑bicarbonate of soda, ↑sodium hydrogen carbonate, ↑sodium bicarbonate, ↑saleratus • Hypernyms: ↑bicarbonate, ↑hydrogen carbonate …   Useful english dictionary

  • baking soda — N UNCOUNT Baking soda is the same as bicarbonate of soda …   English dictionary

  • baking soda — bak|ing so|da [ beıkıŋ ,soudə ] noun uncount a white powder used in cooking for making cakes RISE while they are baking, and also as a medicine for an upset stomach: BICARBONATE OF SODA …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • baking soda — noun Common name for sodium bicarbonate. Syn: sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydrogencarbonate, sodium bicarb, bread soda, cooking soda, bicarb soda, bicarbonate of soda …   Wiktionary

  • baking soda — bak·ing soda bā kiŋ n SODIUM BICARBONATE * * * bicarbonate of soda sodium bicarbonate …   Medical dictionary

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