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Is baking soda and acid?

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No, Baking soda is an alkaline (or base) substance. When it mixes with an acid, it alters the pH level, and that is why it is called an anti-acid.

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According to Orenda, no, baking soda is an alkaline, or basic, substance. Baking soda's chemical name is sodium bicarbonate, and has a pH of about 8.3, and is used in swimming pools to raise alkalinity, neutralize acid, and increase pH.

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