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    Q - Suggest how you could distinguish a sample of glucose from a sample of maltose using Benedict's reagent.
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    Glucose is a monosaccharide.
    Maltose is a disaccharide.
    Disaccharides can break down in a hydrolysis reaction to form monosaccharides (Heat does this).
    Benedict's reagent tests for monosaccharides.
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    (Original post by sophia.f)
    There's one question that I need help in Biology....I was wondering if anyone can help - I will really appreciate it

    Q - Suggest how you could distinguish a sample of glucose from a sample of maltose using Benedict's reagent.
    Heat equal volumes of both substances with an excess of Benedict's solution. The one that turns from blue to brick red tests positive for a reducing sugar. Glucose is a reducing sugar, therefore the red colour contains glucose and the blue one contains maltose.
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    (Original post by HarrisonGCSE)
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    Glucose is a monosaccharide.
    Maltose is a disaccharide.
    Disaccharides can break down in a hydrolysis reaction to form monosaccharides (Heat does this).
    Benedict's reagent tests for monosaccharides.
    Thank you so much
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    (Original post by typicalvirgo)
    Heat equal volumes of both substances with an excess of Benedict's solution. The one that turns from blue to brick red tests positive for a reducing sugar. Glucose is a reducing sugar, therefore the red colour contains glucose and the blue one contains maltose.
    Aw thank you! x

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