Sodium Bicarbonate

Appearance & Form

Solid – White solid that is powder in appearance and holds no distinguishing odour.

Solution – A colourless or clear liquid solution with no distinguishing odour


Airedale Chemical Sodium Bicarbonate holds the formula NaHCO3. It is among the food additives encoded by European Union with E number E 500. As a widely known salt it is also known in solid form as baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda and bicarbonate of soda.


Airedale Chemical Sodium Bicarbonate has a variety of uses within varying industries as follows:

  • Used in a process for removing paint and corrosion
  • Fire extinguisher – used to extinguish small grease or electrical fires by being thrown over the fire.
  • Leavening agent referred to as “baking soda” is primarily used in cooking as a leavening agent.
  • Sometimes used in cooking vegetables, to make them softer
  • Medical uses mixed with water can be used as an antacid to treat acid indigestion and heartburn
  • Bicarbonate of soda can also be useful in removing splinters from the skin.
  • Toothpaste containing sodium bicarbonate has in several studies shown to have a better whitening and plaque removal effect than toothpastes without it.
  • Used as an ingredient in some mouthwashes.
  • In combination with other ingredients can be used to make a dry or wet deodorant
  • May be used as a buffering agent combined with table salt
  • In sports small amounts of Sodium Bicarbonate have been shown to be useful as a supplement for athletes in speed-based events significant increase in dietary sodium.
  • As a cleaning agent – A paste from baking soda can be very effective when used in cleaning and scrubbing.
  • Baking soda is commonly added to washing machines as a replacement for softener and to remove odours from clothes.
  • As a biopesticide can be an effective way of controlling fungus growth
  • Cattle feed supplement – sold as a cattle feed supplement

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