Reducing Sugars

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  • Reducing Sugars
    • Open chain with an aldehyde or ketone group and therefore acts as a reducing agent (donates an electron in a redox reaction)
    • Reducing monosaccharides include glucose, fructose and galactose.
    • Presence of reducing sugars is tested using Benedict's solution (copper sulfate)
      • Benedict's (blue) heated with sugar solution. If a reducing sugar is present, a red/orange precipitate is formed
        • Qualitative test-to make quantitative, use colorimeter or measure amount of precipitate formed.


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