Benedict’s Test: Which food samples contain reducing sugars? Virtual Lab

Learn how to perform Benedict’s test for reducing sugars on a variety of food samples. Predict which samples contain reducing sugars and find out how your predictions compare to your results!

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About the Benedict’s Test: Which food samples contain reducing sugars? Virtual Lab

Practice makes perfect! In this simulation you will learn how to perform Benedict’s test for reducing sugars on a variety of food samples. You will use your existing knowledge of food macromolecules to predict which samples contain reducing sugars. Dr. One will then guide you in processing the food samples through Benedict’s test. How will your predictions compare to your results? Make a prediction Start by getting familiar with the apparatus on your workbench and setting up the heated water bath. Now that you’re set up, use your existing knowledge to predict which food samples will contain reducing sugars. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Later you will compare your predictions to your results. Perform Benedict’s test Learn how to process food samples through Benedict’s test as if you were in a lab! With step by step guidance from Dr. One, you will process the food samples through Benedict’s test and generate some colorful results. Combine the theory of Benedict’s test with your observations to interpret your results and discover which food samples contain reducing sugars. Results vs. Prediction The final step is to compare your results to your predictions. Did your results match the predictions? Are there any results that are surprising?

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Learn how to perform Benedict’s test for reducing sugars on a variety of food samples. Predict which samples contain reducing sugars and find out how your predictions compare to your results!

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Benedict's Test, Reducing sugars, Positive and negative controls
Learning objectives

At the end of this simulation, you will be able to...

  • Process a food sample through Benedict’s test for reducing sugars
  • Briefly describe the reaction mechanism that permits the detection of reducing sugars
  • Interpret the results of Benedict's test
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Length: 17 Minutes
Accessibility mode: Not available
Languages: English