What Is The Principle Behind The benedict's Test?


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This test was created by respected American scientist, Stan Benedict, and it was made to look for reducing sugars in foods. These special types of sugars include mono and di-saccharides, as well as milk sugars (lactose sugars) and malt sugars (maltose sugars). This analytical science test requires a special reagent solution, which is similar to Fehling's solution. The reagent may also be utilized to check for sugar in human blood. This sort of test may be important for people with blood sugar disorders, such as hypoglycemia and diabetes.

  • Understanding science tests

Science tests are usually created as the result of an educated guess, or hypothesis. Stanley Benedict would have spent plenty of time collecting facts about foods, the human body, and various types of sugars, before embarking on the first Benedict's Test - he would probably also have had a pretty good idea of just what a typical test result would show.

  • Science may assist humanity

By inventing a foolproof test for measuring the presence of sugar in food and blood (through his reagent), Benedict was able to assist humanity by analyzing the health benefits (or detrimental factors) found in the things people eat every day. Most science tests that are very effective end up having incredible practical benefits, and Benedict's Test is one example of a test that has great usefulness in the "real world".

The best scientists spend years studying the systems and processes of chemistry, physics and biology. These scientists may be self-taught (like the multi-talented Leonardo da Vinci) or they may get educations in some of the world's most respected post-secondary institutions - often, students with peculiar brilliance in the field of science will begin to show their talents at an early age, such as in elementary school or middle school. Learn more about science and chemistry by finding library books on those topics.

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