We often hear people emphasizing about the amount of sugar in their food or drink, and the health risks that are associated with a high sugar intake. But how do scientists quantify the concentration of sugar in various substances? Before the relatively recent invention of sensitive and expensive electronic devices, well, there was beautiful and colorful chemistry!
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Demonstration: Benedict’s Test for Reducing Sugars
This post was written for The Skeptical Chemist (TSC), a website that has newly recruited me as an author! They are a small team of writers hoping to empower the reader with scientifically accurate information in a fun way, combating how media outlets tend to exaggerate scientific claims.
I enjoy writing guides there in the High School Level Guides category, using practical chemistry and demonstrations to help explain those tricky concepts taught in high school. I will occasionally be posting on this blog links to new posts I have written on the TSC, but I would highly recommend checking out their website along with their other authors and content!