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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Hydrofluoric acid is a toxic substance used in the manufacture of refined oil, Teflon, metallic aluminum and cleaning products. It is denoted by the chemical formula HF, indicating that each molecule of hydrofluoric acid... More »

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In the United States, hydrochloric acid is produced via four main processes: the synthesis of chlorine and hydrogen, the chlorination of organic substances, the salt-sulfuric acid production method and the manufacture of... More »

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The primary use of phosphoric acid is in the manufacture of fertilizers, although it is also used to make synthetic detergents. Other uses of phosphoric acid include the treatment of water and metal, and it is also somet... More »

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A ninhydrin test is used to detect the presence of amino acids. During the test, which boils a solution of ninhydrin, if there are amino acids present, the solution turns a blue or purple color. Certain amino acids, such... More »

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