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Hypothesis for general biology...?

Asked by 717richboy (231 points ) November 15th, 2012

I’m really not that great in biology. For an assignment, I am trying to come up with a logical hypothesis which will set the basis for my paper. In our lab experiment, my test group produced glucose 3 and no glucose. I tried looking up what glucose 3 represents, but I haven’t been successful. Any help would be appreciated. I’m not looking for answers, just guidance. Thanks!

By the way, here are my three hypothesis so far (I have three because I’m trying to decide which works best) :

If by using the Benedict’s test, glucose is shown to be present, then….

If glucose is shown to be present by using the Benedict’s test, then….

If a reaction catalyzed by the biochemical reaction (enzyme) invertase, combined with stock solution, produces different levels of glucose, then….

Thank you in advance!

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Seiryuu's avatar

Forgive me if I’m incorrect, but aren’t hypotheses generally formulated before the experiment is carried out? You already have results according to your lab experiment (though how you can have both glucose-3 and no glucose in the same test group eludes me).

The first two proposed hypotheses are the same with a different word order.

Some further details would be useful. What are you supposed to be doing for the experiment?

gasman's avatar

What’s glucose-3 ? Is there a word missing? While I’m not a biochemist, I’ve studied a lot of biochemistry over the years & never heard of glucose 3. Not showing on google or wikipedia, either.

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