What is the boiling point of urea?


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Urea does not have a boiling point. Instead, it skips boiling and simply decomposes at around 150 degrees Celsius. At around 135 degrees C, urea melts.

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Urea tastes slightly salty, and it can be dissolved in water. The most common use for urea is in fertilizer, and roughly 90 percent of the total amount of urea produced is used for this purpose. This material can also be used to remove ice from roads and in manufacturing. Around 100 million tons of this substance was produced worldwide in 2000. Urea production began in 1828, although it was discovered decades before in 1773.

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