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Sodium Carbonate from Baking Soda

How to Make Sodium Carbonate from Sodium Bicarbonate

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This is powdered sodium carbonate, also known as washing soda or soda ash.

This is powdered sodium carbonate, also known as washing soda or soda ash.

Ondřej Mangl, public domain This is the chemical structure of sodium carbonate.

This is the chemical structure of sodium carbonate.

Ondřej Mangl, public domain

These are easy instructions for making sodium carbonate, also known as washing soda or soda ash, from baking soda or sodium bicarbonate.

Make Sodium Carbonate

Sodium bicarbonate is CHNaO3 while sodium carbonate is Na2CO3. Simply heat baking soda or sodium bicarbonate in a 200°F oven for about an hour. Carbon dioxide and water will be given off. Dry sodium carbonate will remain.

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