The mucic acid test is used to identify the presence of the sugar galactose in food or in synthetics manufacture. When concentrated nitric acid is heated together with galactose, a dicarboxylic acid called mucic acid for... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

The picric acid test for reducing sugar is a method for detecting the presence of certain kinds of sugar in a solution. Picric acid is added to potash in one-to-one proportions to produce picrate of potassium, which chan... More » Science Chemistry Chem Lab

You can perform a uric acid test at home using proper uric acid test equipment, notes Healthline. Safe and effective home uric acid test brands include Easylife, Gout Pal and Abbott Freestyle Lite. More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging
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