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Kussemek

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Hey guys, another question. I hate to be annoying, but I will be taking the last of my pre-med req's this year, that being physics. I am not at all excited about it as I have avoided it like the plague for the past two years. Hopefully it wont be as difficult as Orgo (for some reason I have it drilled in my head that orgo is easier than physics). Anyhow, I am anticipating taking the April MCAT and am wondering if I will be okay with the amount of physics I will have learned for the exam. If I sit for the April exam, I would have a semester and the majority of a second semesters worth of physics...is that enough? I may be asking a really dumb question, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Different people will find Ochem easier than physics or physics easier than ochem...depends on the type of person, I suppose. I thought physics was far more intuitive, and thus easier, than ochem. I also thought ochem was easier than general inorganic chemistry.

Don't be intimidated by physics. General physics isn't as hard as most people will tell you.
 

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As long as your physics class covers through wave optics, then you're good.
 

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As long as you can do long division by hand, you're good to go in the physical sciences.

For ochem, here is a list of what should be thought of to answer MOST questions:

1) Stable Carbocation
2) Markinokov or Anti
3) If there's a carbonyl, eye it suspiciously the go to rule #4 **
4) Follow the electrons **
5) Steric hinderances
6) Differences between Sn1 and Sn2

Hope this helps.
 
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