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Neutralizing Value (NV)

Neutralizing Value (NV). The parts by weight of sodium bicarbonate (q.v.) from which all available carbon dioxide gas (q.v.) will be released by 100 parts by weight of leavening acid (q.v.), or the ratio of sodium bicarbonate to the acid leavener required for complete carbon dioxide release or neutralization . Typical NV values are 80 for monocalcium phosphate (q.v.), 100 for sodium aluminum phosphate (q.v.), 45 for cream of tartar (q.v.), and 50 for glucono-delta-lactone (q.v.).