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Related to Benedict's Test: Iodine test
Benedict's Testa procedure used to detect the presence of REDUCING SUGARS in a solution. Benedict's Reagent consists of a single solution of copper sulphate, sodium citrate and sodium carbonate in water. The blue reagent is added to the test solution and heated. A rust-red precipitate of Cu(I) oxide indicates the presence of a reducing sugar.
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