Urea is also called carbamide. It is soluble in water and alcohol. Its water solubility is faintly alkaline. It decomposes when heated over fusing point. Under high temperature, it can undergo a condensation reaction and form biuret, triuret and polyhydrocyanic acid. It is an ideal neutral and fast-effective fertilizer, but can also be used as fodder for ruminant animals. It is also used as raw material for urea-formaldehyde resin, plastics, paint, adhesion agent, and for pharmaceutical and foodstuff industries. In addition, it is used as an additive to raffinate solvent, fiber softening agent, and explosive stabilizer.