Tollens test, also known as the silver mirror test, is a chemical test used to distinguish between aldehydes and ketones. This test is based on the oxidation-reduction reaction between aldehydes and reagent, which results in the formation of a silver mirror on the inner surface of the reaction vessel. Tollens reagent, also known as silver mirror reagent, is a solution that contains silver ions in an alkaline medium. It is prepared by adding silver nitrate to a solution of sodium hydroxide until a slight precipitate of silver oxide is formed. The precipitate is then dissolved by adding ammonia solution drop by drop until the solution becomes colorless. Enroll now at Tutoroot.