Baking Soda

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Baking Soda



Theme: Baking soda (NaHCO3) also known as sodium bicarbonate is my compound. My Mole's name is "Little Baker" but her funny nickname is Moldy Baker. She is a chef and loves to bake cookies and cakes. She is wearing a chef hat, oven mittens, and an apron. My mole baker is a perfect theme for baking soda because it is most often used in baking!

What is Baking Soda used for??Baking soda is a white solid that often appears as a fine powder. It is slightly salty and the natural mineral form of it is called nahcolite. Baking soda is most often associated with cooking, acting as a leavening agent, but it has many more uses. Baking soda can extinguish small grease fires, neutralize acids and bases, treat heart burn, used as a cleaning product, control fungus growth, and whiten teeth.

Baking Soda

Little Baker

Fun Facts! Molar Mass: 84.007 g/molDensity: 2.20 g/cm3Melting Point: 50 C or 122 F

Physical Properties: - soluble in water but insoluble in alcohol - odorless- white crystalline solid- density 2.20 g/cm3- molar mass 84.007 g/molChemical Properties:- not flammable - toxicity: baking soda is not toxic but should not be ingested in large amounts also irritating to eyes- when heated above 50 C baking soda releases CO2- neutralizes acids- pH level of 9 (how acidic)

FACTS.FACTS.FACTS- Sodium is often found in toothpaste and it is known to whiten teeth- baking soda can be stored in the refrigerator as a refrigerator deodorizer- medically baking soda makes your urine less acidic. This helps the kidney get rid of uric acid, thus preventing gout and kidney stones. - it is irritating to the eyes- baking soda is odorlessInteresting Story...I have a small container of baking soda in my bathroom because after I brush my teeth with tooth paste I brush them again with baking soda. Baking soda is gritty and tastes salty but helps make my teeth white!

Nicknames!- baking soda- bread soda- cooking soda- bicarbonate of soda

Work Cited: Karen S. Garvin . "Interesting Facts About Sodium Bicarbonate | LIVESTRONG.COM." LIVESTRONG.COM - Lose Weight & Get Fit with Diet, Nutrition & Fitness Tools | LIVESTRONG.COM. 16 Aug 2013. Web. 18 Feb 2014. . "Sodium Bicarbonate - PubChem." The PubChem Project. Web. 19 Feb 2014. .




Moldy Baker

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