Benedict's solution
noun Etymology: Stanley Rossiter Benedict died 1936 American chemist Date: 1921 a blue solution containing a carbonate, citrate, and sulfate which yields a red, yellow, or orange precipitate upon warming with a sugar (as glucose) that is a reducing agent

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  • Benedict's solution — Ben·e·dict s solution ben ə .dik(t)(s) n a blue solution that contains sodium carbonate, sodium citrate, and copper sulfate CuSO4 and is used to test for reducing sugars in Benedict s test Ben·e·dict ben ə .dikt Stanley Rossiter (1884 1936)… …   Medical dictionary

  • Benedict's solution — Pharm. a reagent solution containing cupric sulfate, sodium citrate, and sodium carbonate and used to detect glucose in the urine. [named after S. R. BENEDICT] * * * …   Universalium

  • benedict's solution — noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: after Stanley Rossiter Benedict died 1936 American chemist : a blue solution containing sodium carbonate, sodium citrate, and cupric sulfate which yields a red, yellow, or orange precipitate upon… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Benedict's solution — noun A solution of sodium citrate, sodium carbonate and copper sulphate whose colour changes from blue to yellow or red in the presence of reducing sugars such as glucose …   Wiktionary

  • Benedict's reagent — (also called Benedict s solution or Benedict s test) is a chemical reagent named after an American chemist, Stanley Rossiter Benedict.cite journal author = Benedict, S. R. title = A Reagent For the Detection of Reducing Sugars journal = J. Biol.… …   Wikipedia

  • Benedict's test — Ben·e·dict s test .dik(t)s n a test for the presence of a reducing sugar (as in urine) by heating the solution to be tested with Benedict s solution which yields a red, yellow, or orange precipitate upon warming with a reducing sugar (as glucose… …   Medical dictionary

  • Benedict's test — a test for the presence of sugar in urine or other liquids. A few drops of the test solution are added to Benedict s solution, prepared from sodium or potassium citrate, sodium carbonate, and copper sulphate. The mixture is boiled and shaken for… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • benedict's test — ˈbenəˌdik(t)s noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: after Stanley R. Benedict died 1936 American physiological chemist : a test for the presence of a reducing sugar in a solution (as urine) made by heating with a complex reagent containing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Benedict's reagent — noun a buffered solution of copper sulphate which changes from blue to red in the presence of a reducing sugar …   Wiktionary

  • Fehling's solution — is a solution used to differentiate between water soluble aldehyde and ketone functional groups, although ketose monosaccharides (such as fructose) will also test positive, due to conversion to aldoses by the base in the reagent [ [http://www.uni …   Wikipedia

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