National Bicarbonate of Soda Day has been celebrated annually on December 30th of each year. Bicarbonate of soda is often known as baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda and is mostly seen in households.
There are numerous things done with Bicarbonate of soda, and hence it has got a celebration day on the calendar. It is a Day that celebrates the most used chemical compound, NaHCO3. It is observed to encourage people to use it in everyday life.
History of National Bicarbonate of Soda Day:
The history, origin, and the founder of the National Bicarbonate of Soda Day are unknown. Bicarbonate of Soda is the chemical compound used in baking, cooking, deodorizing, cleaning, old silverware, heartburn treatment, and more.
The ancient Egyptians used the natural deposits of the Bicarbonate of Soda as a cleansing agent like soap. The French chemist Nicolas Leblanc in 1791 produced the modern form of sodium carbonate.
Two New York bakers named John Dwight and Austin Church in 1846 established the first factory in the United States that produced baking soda from sodium carbonate and carbon dioxide.
Baking soda is a salt composed of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. It is a white crystalline solid that is slightly salty and has an alkaline taste.
How to Celebrate National Bicarbonate of Soda Day:
You can add the baking soda while cooking food that adds a little more taste. Add a bit of soda while taking a bath as it relieves sunburned and itchy skin.
Using it while washing vessels at soda will clean and make it shine better. There are so many useful things available with the use of baking soda.
Get to know them and use the Bicarbonate of Soda in everyday life.
How to observe Bicarbonate Of Soda Day:
Share your favorite uses for baking soda. Other ways to celebrate the day include conducting some of your favorite classroom experiments. Learn something new about bicarbonate of soda or better yet, teach someone about it.
Multi-Purpose Household Item:
Commonly used these days in baking, cleaning, polishing old silverware and treating heartburn, bicarbonate of soda was used by ancient Egyptians for painting.
Known by Many Names:
The compound’s scientific name is sodium hydrogen carbonate, but it is known by many other names around the world. Some of the common ones are baking soda, cooking soda and bread soda.