Uses: Sodium Carbonate typical products include beer, baking, soft and fizzy drinks, medications.
May irritate the eyes and respiratory tract.
Description: Sodium Carbonate is naturally occurring in alkaline waters, however it is also synthesised by the Solvay process or by electrolysis of sea water. Sodium Carbonate is used as an acidity regulator, particularly in beer making.
Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate (Bicarbonate of soda) is used in food mainly as a raising agent, but also as a base. It is prepared synthetically.
Sodium Sesquicarbonate occurs naturally in saline waters, it is used as a base.