Definition of Baking soda

1. Noun. A white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid.

Definition of Baking soda

1. Noun. Common name for sodium bicarbonate. ¹

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Medical Definition of Baking soda

1. Carbonic acid monosodium salt (CHNaO3). A white, crystalline powder that is used as an electrolyte replenisher and systemic alkaliser. It is applied topically in solution to wash the nose, mouth, or vagina, and as a cleansing enema. Pharmacologic action: Acid neutralization. Uses: Preexisting metabolic acidosis, hyperkalemia, tricyclic or phenobarbital overdose. Dose in mEq: 0.3 * (base deficit) * (wt in kg). Potential complications: Metabolic alkalosis, hypercarbia, hyperosmolar state. Note: Since HCO3- does not cross cell membranes and CO2 does, the administration of bicarbonate may actually make tissues more acidotic. Chemical name: Carbonic acid monosodium salt. (12 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Baking Soda

baking-powder biscuit
baking chocolate
baking hot
baking powder
baking sheet
baking tray
baking trays

Literary usage of Baking soda

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1911)
"baking soda and haking powder are used to leaven or raise ... The active principle of each is bicarbonate of soda or baking soda. ..."

2. A Text-book of Cooking by Carlotta Cherryholmes Greer (1915)
"196, one knows that an increased quantity of baking soda will not produce ... Since baking powder consists of both baking soda and an acid material, ..."

3. School and Home Cooking by Carlotta Cherryholmes Greer (1920)
"Explain how baking soda and molasses could be used to lighten a quick bread. Experiment 71: Quantity of baking soda to Use with Molasses. ..."

4. Elementary Household Chemistry: An Introductory Textbook for Students of by John Ferguson Snell (1914)
"How many ounces of carbon dioxide are obtainable from a pound (16 ounces) of baking soda by the reaction with cream of tartar ? 3. ..."

5. An Introduction to Science by Bertha May Clark (1915)
"After baking soda has lost its carbon dioxide gas, it is no longer baking soda, but is transformed into washing soda. Sodium carbonate has a disagreeable ..."

6. Elements of the Theory and Practice of Cookery: A Textbook of Domestic by Mary Emma Williams, Katharine Rolston Fisher (1916)
"Washing-soda and baking- soda are both alkaline carbonates. Washing-soda is sodium carbonate, baking-soda is sodium bi-carbonate. ..."

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