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Assertion :Maltose and lactose are examples of reducing sugars. Reason: Maltose and lactose reduce Fehling's solution and Tollen's reagent

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Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
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Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion
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Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect
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Both Assertion and Reason are incorrect
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The correct option is A Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
Reducing sugar is a saccharide that is capable of acting as a reducing agent because it has a free aldehyde or ketone group. The Saccharide which reduces Fehling's solution, Benedict's solution & Tollen's reagent are called reducing sugars.
Hence, both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion

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