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Unformatted text preview: one of the following ways: ammonia, urea, or uric acid. Urea is synthesized in the liver by enzymes of the urea cycle, excreted into the bloodstream, and accumulated by the kidneys for excretion in urine. The urea cycle – the first known metabolic cycle – was elucidated in outline by Hans Krebs and Kurt Hensleit in 1932. Urea is a strong chemical denaturant that is used to study the structural stability or proteins. Solid urea combusts to liquid water and gaseous carbon dioxide and nitrogen according to the following reaction scheme: CO(NH 2 ) 2 (s) + 1.5 O 2 (g) CO 2 (g) + N 2 (g) + 2 H 2 O (l) According to bomb calorimetry measurements, at 25ºC this reaction results in the release of 152.3 kcal mol-1 . Calculate ΔH for this reaction....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course BIOMEDE 221 taught by Professor Michaelmayer during the Fall '07 term at University of Michigan.
- Fall '07