Thiourea Formula

Thiourea formula, also named as Pseudothiourea formula or Thiocarbamide formula is discussed in this article. It is an organosulfur compound and its structure is similar to urea, except that the sulfur atom replaces the oxygen atom. The molecular or chemical formula of Thiourea is CH4N2S.

Thiocarbamide is a crystalline solid white in colour. It is found naturally and also can be synthesized. It dissolves in water, ethanol, and ammonium thiocyanate solution. It is widely used as silver tarnish removers and in animal glue liquefiers.

Thiourea Formula Structure

Thiourea Formula

Properties Of Thiourea Formula

Chemical formula of Thiourea CH4N2S
Molecular weight of Thiourea 76.12 g/mol
Density of Thiourea 1.405 g/ml
Appears as white solid
Melting point of Thiourea 182 °C

When this compound is heated and decomposes it emits toxic fumes of sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides. Prolonged exposure to this compound can cause bone marrow damage in humans.

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