Benedict solution

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Ben·e·dict so·lu·tion

an aqueous solution of sodium citrate, sodium carbonate, and copper sulfate that changes from its normal blue color to orange, red, or yellow in the presence of a reducing sugar such as glucose.
See also: Benedict test for glucose.

Benedict solution

[Stanley R. Benedict, U.S. chemist, 1844–1936]
A solution formerly used to test for the presence of sugar. To 173 g sodium or potassium citrate and 100 g anhydrous sodium carbonate (dissolved in 700 mL water) is added 17.3 g crystalline copper sulfate that has been dissolved in 100 mL of water. Sufficient water is added to the mixture to make 1000 mL.
See: Benedict's test


Stanley R., U.S. chemist, 1884-1936.
Benedict-Hopkins-Cole reagent - magnesium glyoxalate, made from a mixture of oxalic acid and magnesium, used for testing proteins for the presence of tryptophan.
Benedict solution - used to demonstrate a reducing sugar such as glucose in the urine.
Benedict test for glucose - a copper reduction test for glucose in the urine.