NaHCO3 is considered polar in one of them, but not in the other. Polar usually refers to when covalent compounds have polar bonds (caused by the unequal sharing of electrons). NaHCO3 (sodium bicarbonate) is neither polar nor non-polar in its pure form because it is not a covalent compound. It is an ionic compound.
People also ask, is sodium bicarbonate an ionic compound?
Sodium hydrogen carbonate
What kind of bond is sodium bicarbonate?
Transcript of Sodium Bicarbonate. Chemical Properties Intramolecular Bonds There are covalent bonds between the carbon (C), oxygen (O), and hydrogen (H) in the HCO3. Intermolecular Bonds There is an ionic bond between the Na+ and the HCO3 in a crystal lattice.
Is baking soda an ionic or covalent bond?
Corn starch is covalent because it doesn't dissolve in water, and is not a crystal. Baking soda is ionic because it is made up of sodium, a metal, and carbon, a nonmetal. Sugar is ionic because it melts and is soluble in water.