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Are Carbohydrates on the DAT?

I looked at http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/dat/dat_users_manual.pdf (skip to page 46)

and it doesn't mean carbohydrates. For those with Kaplan book, head over to page 451. This stuff is TOTALLY foreign to me. Like 100% new to me. I took Orgo I and Orgo II. I thought that's all one needed for the DAT. It seems that page 451 (Carbs) is more biology related. I don't know. How much should I worry about Carboxylic acids and Carbohydrates and all this bio related stuff?
 
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Are Carbohydrates on the DAT?

I looked at http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/dat/dat_users_manual.pdf

and it doesn't mean carbohydrates. For those with Kaplan book, head over to page 451. This stuff is TOTALLY foreign to me. Like 100% new to me. I took Orgo I and Orgo II. I thought that's all one needed for the DAT. It seems that page 451 (Carbs) is more biology related. I don't know. How much should I worry about Carboxylic acids and Carbohydrates and all this bio related stuff?
Well you should definitely spend some time on carboxylic acids, because they WILL appear int he o-chem section of the exam.
You should know some stuff about carbohydrates. However, the chances of seeing questions about carbohydrates is somewhat slim.

 
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Agree with nze...

On a side note, if it's in Kaplan or Destroyer, etc....it's probably there for a reason.
 

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i would just go over everything on that kaplan section especially know how to convert the fischer projection to haworth as well as key reactions.
know what types of bonds make the polysaccharides and also know the names of monosaccharides and which ones combine to dissacharides:

sucrose = glucose + fructose
lactose = galactose + glucose
maltose = glucose + glucose