Urea vs Oxamide - What's the difference?

urea | oxamide |


As nouns the difference between urea and oxamide

is that urea is (biochemistry|uncountable) a water-soluble organic compound, co(nh2)2, formed by the metabolism of proteins and excreted in the urine while oxamide is (organic compound) a white crystalline solid, the double amide of oxalic acid, used as a stabilizer for nitrocellulose preparations and as a substitute for urea in fertilizers.

urea

English

(wikipedia urea)

Noun

  • (biochemistry, uncountable) A water-soluble organic compound, CO(NH2)2, formed by the metabolism of proteins and excreted in the urine.
  • (chemistry, countable) Any N -substituted derivative of urea, with the general formula (R1R2N)CO(NR3R4).
  • Synonyms

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    Derived terms

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    See also

    * biuret

    oxamide

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia oxamide)
  • (organic compound) A white crystalline solid, the double amide of oxalic acid, used as a stabilizer for nitrocellulose preparations and as a substitute for urea in fertilizers.