CHARACTERISTICS

  • It is also known as carbamide
  • Present in the form of odorless and salty crystal or powder

DENSITY

  • 1.3

MELTING POINT

  • 132.7  0C

SOLUBILITY

  • Soluble in water, alcohol and benzene
  • Less soluble in ether and insoluble in chloroform

PREPARATION             

  • It is prepared by the reaction of aqueous ammonia and aqueous carbon dioxide

GRADES

  • Technical, USP, C-P, fertilizer (nitrogen 45%), feed grade (nitrogen 42%)

USES

  • Cattle feed, plastic making, fertilizers (specially urea), as a stabilizer in explosives, medicine, pharmaceutical, adhesive making, cosmetics, detergents (powder & liquids)

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