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Question 171...


[passage crap blah...blah...blah]
The IR absorption of hydroxyl and carbonyl groups respectively occurr at

A 1700 and 2250
B 1700 and 3400
C 3400 and 2250
D 3400 and 1700


I was thinking D but the answer key says B. Anyone else have some input?

Is it possible for the AAMC to be wrong?

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b and d are just switched. It gives you the hydroxy first in the question, so it's 1700, 3400 :D Read downfield to upfield:D
 
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99 percent it is wrong. never saw that on the real mcat anyway, so dont sweat it too much
 

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Step 4 involves the addition of an acetyl group (CH3CO) to Compound 4 which is an acetylation reaction.

I just checked it on web and the above explanation provided does not make any sense.

I think the answer should be D
 

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then there was something in the passage that i did not know :D
 

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Originally posted by krull
then there was something in the passage that i did not know :D
still ... i don't think the explanation provided will change the IR peaks ....... carbonyl peak is not going to shift from 1700 to 3400 just because of some intermediate reaction ........ carbonyl is carbonyl regardless of how it was formed ..... I am going to write to e-mcat about that

Anyone else has any insight
 

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I wrote to AAMC this morning and was told to check back later for "ammendments" to the exam. Apparently there are other mistakes/unclear statements and explanations in the test.

Now, may I please have my $40 back, as I am not in the habit of paying for someone else's mistakes.

Those b*st*rds!!!
 

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Originally posted by sky walkerz
I wrote to AAMC this morning and was told to check back later for "ammendments" to the exam. Apparently there are other mistakes/unclear statements and explanations in the test.

Now, may I please have my $40 back, as I am not in the habit of paying for someone else's mistakes.

Those b*st*rds!!!
This is what is at the e-mcat website .....


Practice Test 7 has been updated with the following changes:

Physical Sciences - #26 - New solution
Physical Sciences - #28 - New solution and answer
Biological Science - #163 - Now associated with different passage
Biological Science - #171 - New solution and answer

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printed out 7 yesterday and took it this morning. correct ans for 171 is now d
 

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Thankfully, they changed the 163 to different sections. I was wondering for awhile what's that question was coming from as an independent question. :confused:
 

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Yea lol, I thought it was kinda odd that I had to know the structure for Taxol. I thought AAMC was pushing it a little with that one.
 
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