# Are there polyatomic ions in household items?

##### 1 Answer
Feb 18, 2016

Detergents, and soaps, washing soda, baking soda, are some examples. There should be many more.

#### Explanation:

Detergents and soaps, the salts of long chain fatty acids are probably the best examples. These are certainly polyatomic. Of course, in the kitchen we commonly use bicarbonate of soda, $N a H C {O}_{3}$, (and other salts) as a raising agent. How does $N a H C {O}_{3}$ cause cakes and scones to rise?