Is baking soda base?


Any class of compounds that form hydroxyl ions (OH) when dissolved in water is called Base. 

Its aqueous solutions react with acids to form salts. 

Acid + Base --> Salt + Water

Bases turn red litmus paper blue and have a pH greater than 7.

Some of the common bases are NH4OH, NaOH, KOH.

Bases are bitter in taste.

Bases are Odourless (except ammonia).

Bases are slippery.

Bases react with fats and oils.

It gives a pink colour with phenolphthalein.


The formula of baking soda is NaHCO3. It is prepared by reaction of a cold and concentrated solution of sodium chloride with ammonia and carbon dioxide.

1) It is a white crystal which is sparingly soluble in water.

2)It is a mild,non-corrosive base.

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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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