On urea in aqueous solution and its decomposition
Fawsitt, Charles Edward
Of late years much advance has been made in the application of physical methods to the study of chemical problems so that these methods have become most useful in giving information as to the molecul- ar state of substances under various conditions, in giving evidence for the constitution of chemical bodies and in determining the mechanism by which these bodies interact with one another. This re- search is the outcome of an application of some physical methods to the study of aqueous solutions of urea in order to give some information regarding the state in which urea exists in solution and the way in which it changes on decomposing either alone or under the influence of other substances.The greater part of this work was carried out at the University of Leipzig and has been published in the Zeitschrift fur physikal Chemie 41, 601 (1902). The rest was conducted in the chemical department, University of Edinburgh.