2005-04-16 19:45:35 UTC
tap water for indigestion. I was surprised at just how salty it
Unfortunately, my knowledge of chemistry is not good. Can I ask a
few questions about this? Thank you for any information.
I can state that my tap water is slightly alkaline.
QUESTION ONE. Does sodium bicarbonate decompose in some way
during storage for a few years that would make my solution taste
more salty than usual?
Google says that sodium bicarbonate breaks down at 60C but my
kitchen cupboard never got that hot! Maybe there is a slow
reaction between sodium bicarbonate and the gases in the
I saw there were some *particles* at the bottom of the glass which
did not dissolve. I Googled and saw that sodium bicarbonate is
said to be completely soluble in water.
QUESTION ONE. What compound would these particles be made of? I
added three times the orginal amount of water and stirred but
still the particles did not dissolve.