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For example, Kuwait recently put a limit the allowable amount of sodium in bread to lower blood pressure.The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers|Wudan Yan|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For all intents and purposes, sodium thiopental is now unavailable in the United States.
Sports drinksSugar and sodium are good things when it comes to sports drinks!
But for more rigorous sweat sessions, the low-sodium drink does come up short in replenishing the salt your body loses.
Other measurements on nutrition labels—calories, fat, sodium—are passive: They simply state how much is in the food.Guess Who Doesn’t Want You to Know How Much Added Sugar Is in Your Food|Tim Mak|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The metal is then removed, and washed successively with very dilute sodium hydroxid solution, alcohol, and ether.
This fluid is then heated, adding crystals of sodium acetate until it becomes perfectly clear.
Rarely, sodium urate occurs in crystalline form—slender prisms, arranged in fan- or sheaf-like structures (Fig. 32).
Is spring water fit for washing the iodized paper; if it contains either sulphate or bicarbonate of lime or muriate of soda?
Glass rods and tubing of sodium glass: for stirring rods, urinary pipets, etc.
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A Closer Look
A white, chalky powder, sodium bicarbonate also goes by its household name, baking soda. Sodium bicarbonate is a base and reacts with acids in what is called neutralization, because both the acid and the base are converted into more neutral substances on the pH scale. Neutralization with sodium bicarbonate usually produces carbon dioxide gas, which bubbles forth whenever vinegar (an acid) and baking soda are mixed (as they frequently are in kitchen science experiments). Such reactions are an important factor in baking, where the production of the gas is what causes cakes to rise. Sodium bicarbonate has long been used in small amounts (about a half teaspoon) mixed with water to neutralize excess stomach acid. Sodium bicarbonate also has the unique ability to neutralize substances that are more basic than it is. It can do this because in water, sodium bicarbonate breaks down ultimately into carbonic acid (H2CO3), an unstable acid, which can then react with a base to neutralize it. This ability to neutralize both acids and many bases is why baking soda is so effective at reducing odors.