bicarbonate of soda

bicarbonate of 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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  • bicarbonate of soda — n SODIUM BICARBONATE * * * sodium bicarbonate …   Medical dictionary

  • bicarbonate of soda — n. SODIUM BICARBONATE …   English World dictionary

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

  • bicarbonate of soda — [[t]baɪkɑ͟ː(r)bəneɪt əv so͟ʊdə[/t]] N UNCOUNT Bicarbonate of soda is a white powder which is used in baking to make cakes rise, and also as a medicine for your stomach …   English dictionary

  • bicarbonate of soda — Chem. See sodium bicarbonate. [1865 70] * * * or sodium bicarbonate or baking soda Inorganic compound, white, crystalline salt of sodium, chemical formula NaHCO3. It is a weak base and dissociates into water and carbon dioxide gas as it dissolves …   Universalium

  • bicarbonate of soda — bi|car|bon|ate of so|da [baıˌka:bənıt əv ˈsəudə, bəneıt US ˌka:r , ˈsoudə] n also bicarbonate also bi|carb [ˈbaıka:b US ka:rb][U] technical a chemical substance used especially in baking, and sometimes taken with water as a medicine = ↑baking… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bicarbonate of soda — baking soda, sodium bicarbonate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bicarbonate of soda — bicar′bonate of so′da n. chem. sodium bicarbonate • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • bicarbonate of soda — bi|car|bon|ate of so|da [ baı,karbənət əv soudə ] noun uncount MAINLY BRITISH BAKING SODA …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bicarbonate of soda — Date: 1814 sodium bicarbonate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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