Q3. How would you test the presence of starch in leaves?
To test the presence of starch in leaves: Perform iodine test by adding iodine solution to the leaves, if there is starch present on the leaves then iodine makes a complex of dark blue color with the starch.
Hence we can test the presence of starch in the leaves.
The presence of starch in leaves can be tested by the lodine test.when we remove chlorophyll from the leaf by boiling it in alcohol and then putting two drops of iodine solution it is a coloar change to blue indicates the presence of starch.