A compound ‘X’ of sodium is used as an antacid and it decomposes on strong heating.
- Name the compound ‘X’ and give its chemical formula.
- Write a balanced chemical equation to represent the decomposition of ‘X’.
- Give one use of compound ‘X’ besides an antacid.
(i) Sodium bicarbonate / Sodium hydrogencarbonate / baking soda and its formula is NaHCO3
(ii) 2NaHCO3 → Na2CO3 + CO2 + H2O
(iii) It is used in fire extinguisher and for baking.