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    Decomposition of Urea

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    Urea is the end product in protein metabolism in animals. The decomposition of urea in 0.1 M of HCl occurs according to the reaction

    NH2CONH2 + H + 2H2O ---> 2NH4

    The reaction is first order in urea and first order overall. When NH2COHN2 is 0.200 M, the rate at 61.05 is 8.56 x 10^-5 M/s.

    What is the value for the rate constant, k?

    What is the concentration of urea in this solution after 4700 seconds if the starting concentration is 0.495 M?

    What is the half-life for this reaction at 61.05 degrees C?

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    Urea is the end product in protein metabolism in animals. The decomposition of urea in 0.1 M of HCl occurs according to the reaction

    NH2CONH2 + H + 2H2O ---> 2NH4

    The reaction is first order in urea and first order overall. When ...

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    This solution explains how to solve for rate constants in the decomposition of urea.

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