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What are the properties of urea which make it a suitable nitrogenous waste molecule? Watch

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    Really struggling with an answer or understanding, could someone give me a really in depth explanation please; thank you very much
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    (Original post by 6613zac)
    Really struggling with an answer or understanding, could someone give me a really in depth explanation please; thank you very much
    There's not really much depth you can go into for this answer. The main reason is that it is non-toxic. Ammonia and other toxic nitrogenous compounds can be converted to urea in order to prevent pH levels becoming toxic. It is a colorless, odorless solid, highly soluble in water, and practically non-toxic (LD50 is 15 g/kg for rats). Once dissolved in water, it is neither acidic or alkaline, making it the perfect waste product for nitrogen containing molecules.
 
 
 
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