Ammonium bicarbonate is an inorganic compound produced by combining carbon dioxode and ammonium. It is a colorless solid and it readily degrades to carbon dioxide, water and ammonium. Chemically, this compound is simply the bicarbonate salt of the ammonium iron. It is also called ammonium bicarb and it is used in a number of ways.
This compound is used extensively in the food industry as a raising agent for some baked products like cookies and crackers. It is also used in steamed buns and almond cookies. In many countries, it is used as a nitrogen fertilizer and it is also used as a component in the manufacturing of fire-extinguishers.
Ammonium bicarb is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a component of expectorant cough syrups. It is also used in the plastics industry, in the ceramics industry and in the tanning of leather. Finally, this compound dissolves in water but it insoluble in alcohol and acetone.