Importance Of Cleaning In Baking Soda

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Basic Soda, an Essential Cleaning Solution: Basic soda is chemically sodium bicarbonate and commonly it is called the famous baking soda. It is a naturally occurring substance present in the intestine of living organism and is highly helpful in digestion and avoiding stomach disturbances as it helps living things to maintain the pH balance necessary for life and metabolism. Physically sodium bicarbonate is a white crystalline solid having no odor. It is soluble in water (93.4 g/L at 20°C and pH = 8.4) and undergoes a complete dissociation into sodium and bicarbonate ions, it is non-volatile and decomposes at temperatures greater than 50°C. Baking Soda is extracted from soda ash, also known as sodium carbonate. The soda ash is obtained in the…show more content…
Buffering: Sodium bicarbonate is amphoteric in nature that it possesses high ability to neutralize both alkalis and acids bringing both solutions to a stable pH around 8.1 (slightly basic) on the pH scale. This unique capability of baking Soda is called buffering. Buffering is the maintenance of a stable pH balance or acid-alkali balance. This buffering ability also makes it helpful in resisting pH change for long time. 10. Cleaning i. Surface scrubbing: For effective cleaning make a paste of baking soda with liquid dish soap and coarse salt and then use this paste to achieve a powerful cleaning of bathroom tubs, glossy tiles, sinks, etc. ii. Wash Dishes and Pans: Sprinkle baking soda along with the dish detergent to help cut food left residues on dishes, pots, and pans. While for cooked-on food soak them in a mixture of baking soda and detergent with water and then clean them with dry baking soda on a clean damp sponge. iii. Clean the Microwave and oven: Clean your microwave using Baking soda on a clean damp sponge from both inside and outside. This process will render microwave without any bad odor. Similarly clean your oven by sprinkling soda mix with water onto the oven and leave it overnight. On next day rinse it with baking soda on a

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