Testing for Nutrients: Iodine & Sugar


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Which of the following is used to test for the presence of starch?

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1. If a substance turns from clear blue to dark red after reacting with Benedict's solution, which molecule does it contain?

2. _____ is an example of a simple carbohydrate, and _____ is an example of a complex carbohydrate.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of how to test for nutrients. To pass the quiz, you'll need to have knowledge of both simple and complex carbohydrates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following topics:

  • What's used to test for the presence of starch
  • Substance that causes Benedict's solution to change colors
  • Examples of simple and complex carbohydrates
  • Purpose of carbohydrates in food

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to test for nutrients
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Benedict's solution and correctly interpret the results of a sample experiment involving it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why carbohydrates are in food

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled Testing for Nutrients: Iodine & Sugar. This lesson can give you insight into the following:

  • What carbohydrates are made of
  • The reaction of long chains found in starch
  • How to distinguish between different types of carbohydrates