posted by Mary .
will a benedict reagent test be able to detect all sugars?
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.