Testing for Biological Molecules

Testing for Biological Molecules

Benedict’s test for reducing sugars Definition Benedict’s test is a biochemical test performed to distinguish reducing sugars (monosaccharides and some disaccharides) from non-reducing sugars. Objectives To detect the presence of … Read more

What are Lipids? An Introduction

Lipids- Properties, Structure, Classification and Functions

Lipids are a heterogeneous group of organic compounds that are insolub­le in water and soluble in non-polar organic solvents. They naturally occur in most plants, animals, microorganisms and are used … Read more

Introduction to Carbohydrates

Classification of Carbohydrates (Types of Carbohydrates)

Carbohydrates are a group of naturally occurring carbonyl compounds (aldehydes or ketones) that also contain several hydroxyl groups. It may also include their derivatives which produce such compounds on hydrolysis. … Read more