Dictionary

Fehling's solution

Fehling's solution

noun Feh·ling's solution \ˈfā-liŋ(z)-\

Definition of FEHLING'S SOLUTION

:  a blue solution of Rochelle salt and copper sulfate used as an oxidizing agent in a test for sugars and aldehydes

Origin of FEHLING'S SOLUTION

Hermann Fehling †1885 German chemist
First Known Use: 1873

Fehling's solution

noun Feh·ling's solution \ˈfā-liŋ(z)-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FEHLING'S SOLUTION

:  a blue solution of Rochelle salt and copper sulfate used as an oxidizing agent in a test for sugars and aldehydes in which the precipitation of a red oxide of copper indicates a positive result

Biographical Note for FEHLING'S SOLUTION

Fehling, Hermann von (1812–1885), German chemist. Fehling is known for his work in analytical and industrial chemistry. In 1848 he published an article on analyzing the quantity of sugar in urine in which he introduced his test for the determination of reducing sugars using a solution that he formulated.

Variants of FEHLING'S SOLUTION

Feh·ling's solution or Feh·ling solution \-liŋ-\

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: fehmePrevious Word in the Dictionary: fegsAll Words Near: Fehling's solution
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears