This programme demonstrates in a video lesson the procedure in the qualitative test in carbohydrates using the Seliwanoff's Test. Seliwanoff's Test is a test to distinguish keto sugars form aldo sugars. Ketoses form furfurals more rapidly than aldoses. A compasison of the rate of colour formation is the bases of distinguishing between these two types of sugars.
Primary Author: Dr. George Koffuor
Student Volunteers: Christola Lord Acheampong, Ella Kasanga
Multimedia Support: Benjamin Prempeh, John Kofi Dogbey
Institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
- Distinguish between aldo sugars and keto sugars.
- Outline the test process.
- Write a well balanced reaction equation for the test.
Seliwanoff's Test - Qualitative Test in Carbohydrates