Fehling's solution

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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

First Known Use of Fehling's solution

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Fehling's solution

Hermann Fehling †1885 German chemist

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“Fehling's solution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fehling%27s%20solution. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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Fehling's solution

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Feh·​ling's solution | \ ˈfā-liŋ(z)- How to pronounce Fehling's solution (audio) \
variants: or Fehling solution \ -​liŋ-​ How to pronounce Fehling's solution (audio) \

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

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