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aromatic and alkene chemistry

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by deathvvv, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. deathvvv

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    Hey guys

    according to the gold standard the MCAT doesnt test aromatic and alkene chemistry specifically, is this true?
     
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    I read in EK organic chemistry that MCAT doesn't test benzene rings! I guess it's true, then?

     
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    Yup, no benze or alkene chemistry. Go to AMCAS (sp) and read the topics they test for O-chem. They state no alkenes and and aromatic compounds.
     
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    fill me in after you take it!
     
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    Not directly, but I'd still keep fresh on it since it could show up in a passage.
     
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    Anything you get about alkenes will be provided on the test.... but they're still devoted a chapter by most test prep companies which suggests either they're too lazy to change their books or that the topic appears enough to warrant knowing it at least a little bit....
     
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    Benzene rings and aromatic rings in general were one of my favorite topics in orgo, but I guess thats just me.
     

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