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Sodium Bicarbonate ✼ NaHCO3 ✼ Commonly known as Baking Soda
- 8.2 on the pH scale
- Reacts exothermically with acids to form non-toxic CO2 gas
Uses and Purpose:
- Used as early as Ancient Egypt for cleaning purposes
- Some long distance runner undergo "soda doping" or taking baking soda capsules before racing. It's said to act the same way as a carb-load.
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