Biochemical Tests

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Reducing Sugars:

Add Benedict's reagent to sample and heat it. Coloured precipitate forms.

Non-Reducing Sugars:

Break down into monosaccharides. Add acid and boil. Neutralise with Sodium Hydrogen carbonate carry out Benedict's test. To check its a non reducing sugar present test for reducing sugars as well.


Add Iodide solution turns blue/black if present.


Solutions must be alkaline; add Sodium Hydroxide and…


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