Carboxamide

The main nitrogenous excretion of most animals. It has the distinction of being the first organic compound to have been made in a laboratory (1828). Urea is used in the manufacture of ammonia and carbon dioxide.


Symbol
NH2CONH2

Also known as
Urea

See also: Urea Cycle, Urea Formaldehyde, Urine.

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Subjects: Chemistry