What is Benedict's test?


Benedict's test is a chemical reagent, alternatively known as Benedict's solution or Benedict's reagent and it is used to test for the presence of reducing sugars. The test works by detecting the presence of any aldehydes except the aromatic ones and alpha-hydroxy-ketones. The reagent was named after an American chemist, Stanley Rossiter Benedict who died in 1936.
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A Benedict's test is used to test for reducing sugar. A Benedict solution is usually added to the specimen and if the colour change is blue to green, yellow, orange and then to red, it shows that there is presence of sugar.
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