The Managing Director of a well-known company on Wall Street thrives on a diet of fruit jam, bread, pasta, and coffee. She exercises intermittently. One day she decides to go to her primary health-care provider for a routine checkup. The health-care provider recommends that she take the Benedict's test. Assume that the glucose levels of the patient are high.
* State the results that the test would indicate (specify the color of the solution).
* State the composition and the properties of the ketohexose derived from fruit jam.
* Describe the manner in which ketohexose acts as a reducing sugar in the test.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 8:24 pm ad1c9bdddf
Since the glucose will reduce the Benedict's reagent from blue copper (Cu(II)) to precipitates of cuprous (Cu(I)) oxide which is red o dark orange, the color of the resulting solution is RED or DARK ORANGE. That is the reason why glucose is ...