Benedict's solution

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Ben·e·dict's solution

A solution of sodium citrate, sodium carbonate, and copper sulfate that changes from blue to yellow or red in the presence of reducing sugars, such as glucose. Also called Benedict's reagent.

[After Stanley Rossiter Benedict (1884-1936), American chemist.]
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Benedict's solution


Benedict's reagent

(Biochemistry) a chemical solution used to detect the presence of glucose and other reducing sugars. Medically, it is used to test the urine of diabetics
[named after S. R. Benedict (1884–1936), US chemist]
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Stock solutions were prepared of 0.3U/L invertase, 1.5M sucrose, 1M sucralose, and standard Benedict's solution. Two test groups were prepared: (1) a sucrose only set and (2) a sucrose and sucralose set.