E503 - Ammonium carbonates

Additives: E503 - Ammonium carbonates


Ammonium carbonate is a salt with the chemical formula -NH4-2CO3. Since it readily degrades to gaseous ammonia and carbon dioxide upon heating, it is used as a leavening agent and also as smelling salt. It is also known as baker's ammonia and was a predecessor to the more modern leavening agents baking soda and baking powder. It is a component of what was formerly known as sal volatile and salt of hartshorn. - Wikipedia

Names: Carbonates d'ammonium, Carbonate d'ammonium, Carbonate acide d'ammonium, bicarbonate d'ammonium

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