A compound which is white solid crystalline appearing in fine powder and also which is slightly salty, alkaline which resembles washing soda is known as sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate is known as a component of the mineral called as natron and is also found dissolved in many mineral springs. Sodium bicarbonate is in the use from long run and has been given names like baking soda, cooking soda, bread soda etc. Sodium bicarbonate has many applications which are for cooking purpose where it reacts with the other components to release carbon dioxide it is the same element which causes the dough of any mixture to rise.
Sodium bicarbonate is also used in for other purpose which is medical purpose where it is used in aqueous solution as an antacid which is to be taken orally for treating acid indigestion and heart burn. Sodium bicarbonate is very effective in the treatment of urinary alkalization for the treatment of aspirin overdose and uric acid renal stones. Sodium bicarbonate is very much used as medical ingredient in gripe water for infants curing the stomach ache and is very common medicine which is given today to infants. Sodium bicarbonate can also be used to cover an allergic reaction of poison ivy, oak or surmac to relieve some kind of itching and also paste of baking soda is very much effective whenever used for cleaning and scrubbing especially for cleaning aluminum objects use of this sodium bicarbonate is effectively utilized as it attacks the thin un reactive protective oxide layer other aluminum is very much reactive metal.
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is very much used for whitening of teeth and also cleansing agent as it can work that of corn starch and promote cleanliness. Sodium bicarbonate is also used for industrial purpose which is for textile industry for treating of wools and silk fabrics. In leather industry sodium bicarbonate is used by the chemical industries all over the world.