benedict's solution

benedict's solution
noun
Usage: usually capitalized B
Etymology: after Stanley Rossiter Benedict died 1936 American chemist
: a blue solution containing sodium carbonate, sodium citrate, and cupric sulfate which yields a red, yellow, or orange precipitate upon warming with a reducing sugar (as glucose or maltose)

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  • Benedict's solution — Ben·e·dict s solution ben ə .dik(t)(s) n a blue solution that contains sodium carbonate, sodium citrate, and copper sulfate CuSO4 and is used to test for reducing sugars in Benedict s test Ben·e·dict ben ə .dikt Stanley Rossiter (1884 1936)… …   Medical dictionary

  • Benedict's solution — noun Etymology: Stanley Rossiter Benedict died 1936 American chemist Date: 1921 a blue solution containing a carbonate, citrate, and sulfate which yields a red, yellow, or orange precipitate upon warming with a sugar (as glucose) that is a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Benedict's solution — Pharm. a reagent solution containing cupric sulfate, sodium citrate, and sodium carbonate and used to detect glucose in the urine. [named after S. R. BENEDICT] * * * …   Universalium

  • Benedict's solution — noun A solution of sodium citrate, sodium carbonate and copper sulphate whose colour changes from blue to yellow or red in the presence of reducing sugars such as glucose …   Wiktionary

  • Benedict's reagent — (also called Benedict s solution or Benedict s test) is a chemical reagent named after an American chemist, Stanley Rossiter Benedict.cite journal author = Benedict, S. R. title = A Reagent For the Detection of Reducing Sugars journal = J. Biol.… …   Wikipedia

  • Benedict'stest — Benedict s test n. A laboratory test using Benedict s solution to detect sugar in a sample. * * * …   Universalium

  • Benedict's test — Ben·e·dict s test .dik(t)s n a test for the presence of a reducing sugar (as in urine) by heating the solution to be tested with Benedict s solution which yields a red, yellow, or orange precipitate upon warming with a reducing sugar (as glucose… …   Medical dictionary

  • Benedict-Reagenz — Das Benedict Reagenz ist ein Reagenz, das in der organischen Chemie zum Nachweis von reduzierenden Zuckern, Flavonoiden und Cumarinen verwendet wird. Es wurde 1908 vom amerikanischen Chemiker Stanley Benedict erfunden.[1] Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Benedict's test — a test for the presence of sugar in urine or other liquids. A few drops of the test solution are added to Benedict s solution, prepared from sodium or potassium citrate, sodium carbonate, and copper sulphate. The mixture is boiled and shaken for… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • solution — 1. The incorporation of a solid, a liquid, or a gas in a liquid or noncrystalline solid resulting in a homogeneous single phase. See dispersion, suspension. 2. Generally, an aqueous s. of a nonvolatile substance. 3 …   Medical dictionary

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