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How could you tell whether a white powder you have is sodium bicarbonate or sodium phosphate?

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  1. What is the reaction of bicarbonates with vinegar?

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  2. add an acid and observe the results. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) will fizz up almost immediately, and the sodium phosphate will turn a bright yellow color when in conjunction with an acid solution.

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