Sunday, November 17, 2013

Urea or carbamide under the microcope



Urea or carbamide has many names like carbonyl diamide, carbonyldiamine, diaminomethanal, diaminomethanone. In is used as nitrogen-release fertilizer or in the laboratory as the photographed examples. Urea was the first organic compound was synthesized from inorganic materials (by Friedrich Wöhler 1828). It was the proof that inorganic can produce organic material without the activity of organisms.
The photos are made with a magnification of 200 times and in polarized light.  

Urea under the microscope and in polarized light.
Urea under the microscope (200x and polarized light).

Carbamide under the microcope and in polarized light
Carbamide under the microcope (200x and polarized light).

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