How to Make Sodium Carbonate From Sodium Bicarbonate

How to Make Sodium Carbonate from Sodium Bicarbonate

Chemical reaction-Pipette 0.5M solution of sodium carbonate(Na2CO3) in 0.25M solution of lead(II) nitrate (Pb(NO3)2). White lead(II) carbonate precipitate(PbCO3) result: Pb(NO3)2+Na2CO3->PbCO3+NaNO3
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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. This is soda ash. The compound will readily absorb water, forming the hydrate.

You can store the dry sodium carbonate in a sealed container or with a desiccant to keep it dry or allow it to form the hydrate, as desired.