Essay on Benedict

Qualitative Tests for Carbonyls: Aldehydes vs. Ketones

Various chemical tests Identifying ketones and aldehydes are used In this experiment in order to Identify an unknown carbonyl compound. The tests used are: 2,4- dinitrophenylhydrazone test, Tollen’s Test, Benedict’s Test, Chromic Acid Test, aka Bordwell-Wellman Test, Schiffs Test, and Iodoform Test. These classification tests provide results based on color change or formation of precipitation, […]

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Organic Molecules

Title: Benedict ’s test for Reducing Sugars Testable Question: Are all carbohydrates reducing sugars? Hypothesis: If the carbohydrate contains available ketone or aldehyde molecules then they are reducing sugars. Variables: a. Independent: Function groups react w/ reagent b. Dependent: Color change (red, orange, yellow) Control: Water Materials: – 4 mL of each solution (Water, Starch, […]

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