Talk:Benedict's reagent

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There should

be some mention here of using Benedict's solution to identify aldehydes...I'll write something up about it soon. Added some very bare-bones info on using Benedict's to identify aldehydes. I have a feeling that it doesn't oxidise alcohols because it's a very weak oxidant, but as I have no source for that I'm not going to put it in yet. Akchizar 03:59, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)

What is the difference between this and fehling's? Both have copper sulfate pentahydrate as the active ingrediant right? Thanks. Jacob Colbert 04:25, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Oky Doky another thing that i find is--- too litte info! Vijay Verti. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 23:04, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

This page has been vandalised, but I don't have enough knowledge about the subject manner to fix it. Aardvarkoffnords 18:18, 6 March 2007 (UTC)


Some chemical reactions would improve the article, as well as a picture. Richard001 21:58, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

I have a question: Name a naturally occuring substance that gives an orange colour as a result of Benedict's solution test. Can you help me? thanks a lot. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zabetta (talkcontribs) 14:50, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Apple... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:56, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

"The products of sucrose decomposition are glucose and fructose, which can be detected by Benedict's reagent as described above." Well I am not sure, but I thing that the Benedict solution will react with glucose only, because fructose is a keto-sugar, am I right? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:22, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Clarification Requested[edit]

The sentences:
Even more generally, Benedict's test will detect the presence of aldehydes, and alpha-hydroxy-ketones, including those that occur in certain ketoses. Thus, although the ketose fructose is not strictly a reducing sugar, it is an alpha-hydroxy-ketone, and gives a positive test because it is converted to the aldoses glucose and mannose by the base in the reagent.[2]
seems to be talking about Fehling's Test for Reducing Sugars which seems a different test (is it?). In addition, the reference link is broken (and appears to be for a German language site, at least the 404 error is in German)
Aaron E-J (talk) 19:04, 8 February 2015 (UTC)