Benedict's test A procedure devised by S. R. Benedict (1884–1936) that is used to detect the presence of a reducing sugar in solution. It depends upon the fact that an alkaline solution of copper (II) sulphate is reduced to insoluble copper (I) oxide by reducing sugars to give a red precipitate.
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