Well diving deeper into more chemistry. Im looking around at what total alkalinity actually measures and find this page which kind of explains it to me.
1) So when using Sodium Bicarbonate, the bicarbonate is the only part that puts TA in the water, right or wrong?
2) If it is the only part to be concerned about then I should be able to calculate the bicarbonate percentage from the sodium bicarbonate percentage like this:
Example is using a product that has 95% Sodium Bicarbonate.
Molar mass of Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) = 84.007 g/mol
Molar mass of Bicarbonate (HCO3) = 61.0168 g/mol
61.0168 / 84.007 = 0.7263
0.7263 x 0.95 = 0.6899 ( The Sodium Bicarbonate product is 68.99% Bicarbonate )
3) And furthermore calculate lbs to raise the TA 1ppm in 1,000 gallons like this:
0.008333333 / 0.6899 = 0.012079 LBS of the Sodium Bicarbonate product.