Baking soda can serve many functions in both the kitchen and the laboratory. With baking soda, you can save some money and avoid having to get hard to obtain chemicals that are a lot more dangerous than baking soda and are not food-safe.
Baking soda can be used to replace Egg Beater or other artificial vegan egg replacements.
According to Dr. Axe, you can replace eggs in baking by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda, a teaspoon of vinegar, and a teaspoon of water. Baking soda can replace eggs as a leavening agent, and not for cooking things like scrambled eggs. If you want to use the eggs as the main part of the dish and not as a binding agent, you would need to use a tofu-based egg substitute and not baking soda. Using egg substitutes is beneficial for vegans who want baked goods that are free of animal products and for people who are allergic to eggs.
Using baking soda can help you avoid a run-in with Walter White.
People who want to extract dimethyltryptamine (DMT) using a food-safe method while avoiding being mislabeled as a meth cook can turn to baking soda. While washing soda (sodium carbonate) is needed, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) can be turned into washing soda by baking it in a 350-degree oven for a couple of hours. People at the DMT-Nexus recommend that you cover the pot you are using to turn baking soda into washing soda or you risk making a massive mess in your oven. By using baking soda to extract DMT from plants, you avoid using naphtha (lighter fluid) or lye (used to make soap) which are both very dangerous to humans. You also avoid running into Walter White or being classified as a meth cook since baking soda is not used to make meth. For step by step instructions on how to use baking soda to get DMT out of plants check out Chemical Recipes.