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Urea Mineral Data

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General Urea Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CO(NH2)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 60.06 gm
   Hydrogen   6.71 %  H
   Carbon    20.00 %  C
   Nitrogen  46.65 %  N
   Oxygen    26.64 %  O
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CO(NH2)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Derived from bat guano and urine, stable only under very arid conditions.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Toppin Hill, near Lake Rason, about 320 km northeast of Kalgoorlie, and in Wilgie Mia Cave, Western Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for urine, in which urea was first found.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Urea Say UREA
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 29364
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