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Posted by krystal on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8:31am.

Benedict's reagent is used for detecting reducing sugars because _________.

the —OH groups are exchanged for hydrogens.

the copper ion in the reagent is oxidized as the sugar is reduced.

the aldehyde group in the sugar is oxidized.

a reduction of the sugar occurs producing an acid.

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