Sodium bicarbonate

bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda, is a compound with the formula NaHCO₃.

It is a salt composed of a cation and a bicarbonate anion.

bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline, but often appears as a fine powder.

It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda.

The natural mineral form is nahcolite.