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Fehling's solution

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

Definition of Fehling's solution

  1. :  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


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Fehling's solution

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

Medical Definition of Fehling's solution

  1. :  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.

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