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will a benedict reagent test be able to detect all sugars?

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    Benedict's Regent Tests for Carbohydrates (monosacharides)


    Benedict's Reagent test for free aldehyde or ketone groups or Reducing Sugars in simple sugars. Benedict's Reagent contains Cupric ion (Cu^+2) and it will be reduced to Cuprous Oxide (Cu20) when it makes contact with the Reducing Sugars. The result will be a greenish brown to a reddish orange color.

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