a white powder, sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO, used as a leavening agent, antacid, and mouthwash, and in fire extinguishers
A white crystalline compound, NaHCO3, with a slightly alkaline taste, used in making effervescent salts and beverages, artificial mineral water, pharmaceuticals, and fire extinguishers. Also called bicarbonate of soda . Also called sodium bicarbonate .
- Common name for sodium bicarbonate.