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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Davjc2009, Apr 30, 2007.
How does the discrete MCAT questions compare to the ACS Organic test?
acs is decent review if that's what you're getting at.
ACS Biochemistry was fun. It had a lot of relevant questions relating to cell biology as well.
ACS organic was much harder IMO.
Agreed. Although I enjoyed organic more than biochem, I scored better on biochem than organic.
All those mechanisms get old!
The ACS organic final is leagues above what you need to know for the MCAT organics. The ACS final, obviously designed for an Organic Chemistry course, is very specific on the mechanisms of the organic reactions, something that is DEFINITELY unnecessary for the MCAT. The only parallels I could draw may be in the laboratory procedures/spectoscopy sections. Again, though, even the NMR questions on the ACS exam will be much more difficult than the organic required on the MCAT.
Think of it like this, the ACS will test over the tricky exceptions to rules and very detailed, named reactions. The MCAT will ask you very generic NMR questions about ordinary molecules, without tricks.
That doesn't mean that the organic is easy on the MCAT--since you have to know 99 other biology topics in combination with the organic.