Molisch's test is a test for carbohydrates in general. This test is useful for identifying any compound which can be dehydrated to furfural or hydroxymethyl furfural in the presence of H2SO4. The lesson will demonstrate the procedure in the Molisch's Test.
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- Describe the Molisch's Test and the biochemical basis of the test.
- Distinguish between specific sugars from each other.
Molisch's Test - Qualitative Test in Carbohydrates