wo important uses of washing soda are: → It is used in glass, soap, and paper industries. → It is used to remove permanent hardness of water. Two important uses of baking soda are: → It is used as baking powder. Baking powder is a mixture of baking soda and a mild acid known as tartaric acid. When it is heated or mixed in water, it releases CO2 that makes bread or cake fluffy. → It is used in soda-acid fire extinguishers.