Originally Posted by s fontinalis
here's your science lesson for today. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate i.e Na (sodium) HCO3 (bicarbonate)
Thus, Baking soda is an acid, just like vinegar (acetic acid), though slightly weaker
Well, I KNEW they were both acid, because I know when you cook/bake you can substitute vinegar for baking soda if you need to.
but the other benefit to using it here is you avoid having to remove the stench of vinegar from your materials because baking soda has no odor...
And thanks for the alchemy lesson!!