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Which of the following compounds can be detected by Molisch’s test ? (1) Nitro compounds (2) Sugars (3) Amines (4) Primary alcohols

Which of the following compounds can be detected by Molisch’s test ?
(1) Nitro compounds (2) Sugars (3) Amines (4) Primary alcohols

Grade:12

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Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10341 Points
2 years ago
Molisch's test is used for the detection ofcarbohydrates. Add two drops of alcoholic solution ofα-naphthol to thecarbohydrate solution under study. Add conc. H2SO4slowlyby the side of the test tube.Aviolet ring is formed at the junction of the two liquids, ifcarbohydrate is present.

Ans 2 sugar

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