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Fehlings Solution B Properties

Fehlings Solution B



Fehling's Solution B is a clear solution of aqueous potassium sodium tartrate (also known as Rochelle salt) and a strong alkali (commonly sodium hydroxide). Fehling's solution is a chemical test used to differentiate between water-soluble aldehyde and ketone functional groups, and as a test for monosaccharides.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Clear, Colorless Solution
Boiling Point 103oC
Main Hazards Danger,Corrosive
Melting Point -10oC
NFPA 704 H-3;F-0;R-0;C-NA
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms Alkaline Tartrate;Sodium Hyroxide Solution;Cupric Tartate Ts,Alkaline