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One of the constituents of baking powder is sodium hydrogen carbonate, the other constituent is

(A) hydrochloric acid

(B) tartaric acid

(C) acetic acid

(D) sulphuric acid

 

Answer

Now,

  • Baking powder is composed of sodium hydrogen carbonate which is a weak base
  • But, it makes the cakes bitter, so we add a weak acid to the powder.

 

From all the options, tartaric acid is the weakest acid.


So, the correct option is (b) tartaric acid

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