Ethanol Emulsion Test for Lipids

This simple yet effective experiment is used for testing for the presence of lipids.

The Procedure:
Take 2ml of given food/oil in a test tube.add 2ml of ethanol in the oil.mix it thoroughy till the oil dissolves. Now add 2ml of water in the test tube.

Results:
All of these compounds react together to give a white precipitate. If the precipiatate appears, then the food we are testing contains lipids (fats).

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