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What are some chemical tests for lipids?

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October 17, 2014 7:43PM

Testing for Lipids

Brown Paper Test - Lipids can be tested with a brown paper. If it evaporates after being dropped on the paper, lipids are not present. If transparent spots appear on the paper, lipids are present.

Sudan IV Test - In the Sudan IV Test, dark red Sudan IV (a common dye) is added to a solution. If lipids are present, they will be dyed red.