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Fehling's solution oxidises aldehydes to carboxylic acids and this generates precipitate of red copper(I)oxide.This reaction is used as a simple "wet chemistry" test to distinguish between aldehydes (red ppt) and ketones (no red ppt).
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|Aldehyde (AS/A2 generic)||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Fehling's solution||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Carboxylic acid (AS/A2 generic)||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Copper(I) oxide||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
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