Is sodium bicarbonate a carbohydrate?
No. It is a salt not a sugar
No. Sodium bicarbonate is NaHCO3, a compound of sodium, hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. It contains the monatomic sodium ion (Na+) and the polyatomic bicarbonate ion (HCO3-) Ammonium bicarbonate is NH4HCO3, a compound of nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. It contains the polyatomic ammonium ion (NH4+) and the bicarbonate ion. Due to the acidity of the ammonium ion, ammonium bicarbonate is a less basic than sodium bicarbonate.
It is actually Hydrogen. Sodium Bicarbonate is properly known as Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, and sometimes Sodium Acid Carbonate (Hydrogen makes it an acid) Compare NaHCO3 (sodium bicarbonate) Na2CO3 (sodium carbonate) Since sodium carbonate takes two sodium ions for each carbonate, and bicarbonate has only one, ratio of carbonate ions to sodium ion doubles, hence the term bicarbonate.