Acids and bases in the kitchen - how to bake the perfect cake?

Baking powder is a mixture of Salts, thet in their reaction with water behave as

Acids & bases. Baking powder works by releasing carbon dioxide gas into thr mixture.

you decided to bake a cake for Mother to Family Day that approaching.

you outed all the ingredients and then you discover that you have only baking soda( NaHCOact as base) and not baking powder.

?which of the following can help the cake to rise

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Soy milk (base).

Orange juice (acid)


There is no choice but to go to the supermarket and buy baking powder .

1.  Abu alheja Shorouq (2009-12-20 15:00:00)
suggestions for improvement

I like the question, which shows that chemistry happens in the world around us, not just in a lab. It will be more attractive and useful to add a video, picture, experiment which shows how baking powder works (you can mix baking powder and water in a bottle and cover it or use a balloon on the top of the bottle).

I think the correct answer of your question is not water, If you combine baking powder with milk or water, carbon dioxide gas is one of the products of this chemical reaction. We can replace it by combining baking soda and vinegar or orange juice or lemon…

In the point on the map, I suggest you to summarize in your own words the idea and attach another link instead of Wikipedia.

2.  Elazar Michael (2014-12-20 15:00:00)

The title of this question (“bases and bases in the kitchen...”) is not clear: was it meant to be “Acids and bases in the kitchen”? The wording in English should be improved (e.g., a cake might be baked “for mother” and not “to mother”). To improve the question, some multimedia items should be added: a picture, a short youtube video or a simulation/animation etc.

In the geographical information point, for example, the author might add a homemade short video that compares the difference between the action of water and baking powder while baking a cake. The geographical point simply refers to the wikipedia entry “baking powder”; this is of course relevant to the question, but perhaps the author should consider adding more to that. 

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