Give two important uses of washing soda and baking soda.

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 10

Two important uses of washing soda are as follows:
1. Washing soda can be used to remove the permanent hardness of the water.
2. Washing soda is used in the making of soaps and detergents.

Two important uses of baking soda are as follows:
1. Baking soda is used as baking powder, for making bread, and other many items.
2. Baking soda is also used in fire – extinguishers.

[Extra information: Baking soda or bicarbonate of soda is the common name of Sodium bicarbonate. It is a white crystalline solid. It is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. It is a salt composed of a sodium cation and a bicarbonate anion.

Washing Soda is prepared from sodium carbonate by recrystallization.

$Na_2CO_3 (sodium\ carbonate) + 10 H_2O \rightarrow Na_2CO_3.10H_2O (washing\ soda)$

Washing Soda is a basic salt. It is used for removing the permanent hardness of the water.]

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