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Amy Luu 2G
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Postby Amy Luu 2G » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:42 pm

Write the chemical equations for the proton transfer equilibria of the following bases in aqueous solution and identify the
conjugate acid–base pairs in each case: CO(NH2)2, urea
I am having trouble writing out the chemical equation for urea and water. How does urea lose an H?

Ryan 1K
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Re: 6A.4

Postby Ryan 1K » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:12 am

Urea is actually a base, and it reacts with H2O to produce NH3 and CO2. The two H+ come from the H2O and bond to the NH2 groups, and the bonds to the remaining C=O atoms.

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