00:59 Purpose The purpose of this lab report is to evaluate the Athenium Baking Soda Company’s baking soda’s purity and detect the impurities present within the sample of the baking soda while identifying the chemical nature of such impurities. Introduction NaHCO 3 , sodium bicarbonate, is a familiar household product commonly known as baking soda. Baking soda is an inexpensive, naturally found compound that is used as a substitution for a great deal of costly cleaning products that may pose as an environmental threat. It serves various purposes and is found in goods such as fire extinguishers, face wash, body wash, dish cleanser, toothpastes, etc (Whitten, Atwood, Morrison, Stanton, 189). Not until recently, the Athenium Baking Soda Company has begun to produce their own baking soda through a series of methods reacting brine with crystalline ammonium hydrogen carbonate. Brine is salt water that has very high concentrations of
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