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A-Level Biology Revision

Testing for reducing and non-reducing sugars

IIn this video, we look at how to test for reducing sugars and non-reducing sugars. First, I take you through what is meant by a reducing sugar and give you examples. I then explore the Benedict’s test for reducing sugars and explain why this test is semi-quantitative. We then look at how to carry out the test for non-reducing sugars, looking at sample results and what they tell us