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how much are we suppose to know for amino acids, lipids, carbs? Did anyone have questions about them on your real exam?
 

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Just general info. What is a card, lipid, which stores more energy (lipids). You should know amino acids are used in proteins, maybe that glycine has a H for an R group, and that's it.
 

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Can't agree with GatorD. Chad goes into a lot more detail than that, and chads videos are geared to be a summary of what you should know. I highly recommend checking out chads videos for these he really bring a everything you have to know about these 3 all together in less than an hour total.
 

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Just general info. What is a card, lipid, which stores more energy (lipids). You should know amino acids are used in proteins, maybe that glycine has a H for an R group, and that's it.
^dont listen to this guy. you need to know way more info
 
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You can take whichever advice you like of course. It isn't worth delving into knowing the intricate knowledge for the DAT. Those videos chad made are for the MCAT which tests this stuff more in depth. The key to bio is breadth, not depth ;)
 
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except the carbs, lipids, and proteins are discussed in his ochem vids.

odd, that.
 
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Make sure you know Pka, PI for Amino Acids and how to make peptide bonds. For the carbohydrates, just know the stereochemistry and be able to draw open chain forms and cyclic forms. Hope this helps.
 

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Like I said, take the advice you want. Those last videos were made for the MCAT/PCAT, which does test that material. I suggest you don't waste your time memorizing beta-D-glucose, just be familiar with the surface, there's more important stuff to concentrate on. It wasn't on my DAT or anyone else's. If it was, it was testing a basic concept you should know from studying the list below.

Here's a full list of everything OC that can be tested for the DAT.

I. Mechanisms: Energetics
Structure, and Stability of
Intermediates (5 questions)
A. SN1
B. SN2
C. Elimination
D. Addition
E. Free radical
F. Substitution mechanisms

II. Chemical and Physical Properties of
Molecules and Organic Analysis (5 questions)
A. Inter- and intra-molecular forces
B. Separation
C. Introductory infrared spectroscopy
D. 1HNMR spectroscopy
E. 13CNMR
F. Chemical identification
G. Stability
H. Solubility
I. Polarity

III. Stereochemistry (3 questions)
A. Conformational analysis
B. Geometric isomers
C. Stereoisomers (Enantiomers,
Diastereomers, Meso compounds)
D. Optical activity (Planes of Symmetry)

IV. Nomenclature (2 questions)
A. IUPAC rules
B. Functional groups in molecules

V. Individual Reactions of the Major
Functional Groups and Combinations
of Reactions to Synthesize Compounds (9 questions)
A. Carbon-to-carbon bond formation
B. Functional groups conversions
C. Multistep synthesis
D. Redox reactions
E. Name reactions
1. Grignard
2. Wittig
3. Diels-Alder
4. Aldol reaction

VI. Acid-Base Chemistry (3 questions)
A. Resonance effects
B. Inductive effects
C. Prediction of products and equilibria

VII. Aromatics and Bonding (3 questions)
A. Concept of aromaticity
B. Resonance
C. Atomic/molecular orbitals
D. Hybridization
E. Bond angles/lengths
 
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haha well considering my exam is tomorrow and I only partially focused on these videos from chad...i guess i'm just going to pray nothing to extensive shows up about these topics.

PS, thanks for the list @GatorD! Would you by any chance be able to find me a list of topics like this for bio and GC please? I just want to review the topics to make sure I am familiar with them all!!
 

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Sure thing, here's the whole test. The test really isn't that bad, it's very straight-forward, and if you can talk extensively about each topic to yourself you're gonna be good to go.

Good luck!

Biology (40 questions)

I. Cell and Molecular Biology (13 questions)
A. Origin of Life
B. Cell metabolism (including
photosynthesis)/ Enzymology
C. Cellular Processes
D. Thermodynamics
E. Organelle structure and function
F. Mitosis / Meiosis
G. Cell structure
H. Experimental cell biology

II. Diversity of Life: Biological
Organization and Relationship of
Major Taxa (Five-Kingdom
System) (3 questions)
A. Monera
B. Plantae
C. Animalia
D. Protista
E. Fungi
F. Etc.

III. Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology:
Structure and Function of Systems (9 questions)
A. Integumentary
B. Skeletal
C. Muscular
D. Circulatory
E. Immunological
F. Digestive
G. Respiratory
H. Urinary
I. Nervous/senses
J. Endocrine
K. Reproductive

IV. Developmental Biology (4 questions)
A. Fertilization
B. Descriptive embryology
C. Developmental mechanisms
D. Experimental embryology

V. Genetics (7 questions)
A. Molecular genetics
B. Human genetics
C. Classical genetics
D. Chromosomal genetics
E. Genetic technology

VI. Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior (4 questions)
A. Natural Selection
B. Population genetics/Speciation
C. Cladistics
D. Population and community
ecology
E. Ecosystems
F. Animal behavior (including social)



General Chemistry (30 questions)

I. Stoichiometry and General Concepts (3 questions)
A. Percent composition
B. Empirical formulae
C. Balancing equations
D. Moles and molecular formulas
E. Molar mass
F. Density
G. Calculations from balanced equations

II. Gases (2 questions)
A. Kinetic molecular theory of gases
B. Dalton‟s gas law
C. Boyle‟s gas law
D. Charles‟s gas law
E. Ideal gas law

III. Liquids and Solids (3 questions)
A. Intermolecular forces
B. Phase changes
C. Vapor pressure
D. Structures
E. Polarity
F. Properties

IV. Solutions (3 questions)
A. Polarity
B. Properties
1. Colligative
2. Non-colligative
C. Forces
D. Concentration calculations

V. Acids and Bases (3 questions)
A. pH
B. Strong acids and bases
C. Brønsted-Lowry reactions

VI. Chemical Equilibria (2 questions)
A. Molecular
B. Acid/base
C. Precipitation
D. Le Chatelier's principle

VII. Thermodynamics and
Thermochemistry (2 questions)
A. Laws of thermodynamics
B. Hess's law
C. Spontaneity
D. Enthalpies and entropies
E. Heat transfer


VIII. Chemical Kinetics (2 questions)
A. Rate Laws
B. Activation Energy
C. Half-life

IX. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions (2 questions)
A. Balancing equations
B. Determination of oxidation numbers
C. Electrochemical calculations
D. Electrochemical concepts and
terminology

X. Atomic and Molecular Structure (3 questions)
A. Electron configuration
B. Orbital types
C. Lewis-Dot diagrams
D. Atomic theory
E. Quantum theory
F. Molecular geometry
G. Bond types
H. Sub-atomic particles

XI. Periodic Properties (2 questions)
A. Representative elements
B. Transition elements
C. Periodic trends
D. Descriptive chemistry

XII. Nuclear Reactions (1 questions)
A. Balancing equations
B. Binding energy
C. Decay processes
D. Particles
E. Terminology

XIII. Laboratory (2 questions)
A. Basic Techniques
B. Equipment
C. Error analysis
D. Safety
E. Data analysis
 
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Sorry for bumping an old thread, but I was just wondering if anybody has any updated information about about the the carbs/proteins/lipids information we need to know for OChem? With so much information to retain, I don't want to study something that is not actually necessary for the test. I also looked up the topics given by the ADEA for Ochem, and they are identical/very close to the list Ari posted above (thanks, btw! Bootcamp is awesome!).

Any help is really appreciated! :)
 

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Sure thing, here's the whole test. The test really isn't that bad, it's very straight-forward, and if you can talk extensively about each topic to yourself you're gonna be good to go.

Good luck!

Biology (40 questions)

I. Cell and Molecular Biology (13 questions)
A. Origin of Life
B. Cell metabolism (including
photosynthesis)/ Enzymology
C. Cellular Processes
D. Thermodynamics
E. Organelle structure and function
F. Mitosis / Meiosis
G. Cell structure
H. Experimental cell biology

II. Diversity of Life: Biological
Organization and Relationship of
Major Taxa (Five-Kingdom
System) (3 questions)
A. Monera
B. Plantae
C. Animalia
D. Protista
E. Fungi
F. Etc.

III. Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology:
Structure and Function of Systems (9 questions)
A. Integumentary
B. Skeletal
C. Muscular
D. Circulatory
E. Immunological
F. Digestive
G. Respiratory
H. Urinary
I. Nervous/senses
J. Endocrine
K. Reproductive

IV. Developmental Biology (4 questions)
A. Fertilization
B. Descriptive embryology
C. Developmental mechanisms
D. Experimental embryology

V. Genetics (7 questions)
A. Molecular genetics
B. Human genetics
C. Classical genetics
D. Chromosomal genetics
E. Genetic technology

VI. Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior (4 questions)
A. Natural Selection
B. Population genetics/Speciation
C. Cladistics
D. Population and community
ecology
E. Ecosystems
F. Animal behavior (including social)



General Chemistry (30 questions)

I. Stoichiometry and General Concepts (3 questions)
A. Percent composition
B. Empirical formulae
C. Balancing equations
D. Moles and molecular formulas
E. Molar mass
F. Density
G. Calculations from balanced equations

II. Gases (2 questions)
A. Kinetic molecular theory of gases
B. Dalton‟s gas law
C. Boyle‟s gas law
D. Charles‟s gas law
E. Ideal gas law

III. Liquids and Solids (3 questions)
A. Intermolecular forces
B. Phase changes
C. Vapor pressure
D. Structures
E. Polarity
F. Properties

IV. Solutions (3 questions)
A. Polarity
B. Properties
1. Colligative
2. Non-colligative
C. Forces
D. Concentration calculations

V. Acids and Bases (3 questions)
A. pH
B. Strong acids and bases
C. Brønsted-Lowry reactions

VI. Chemical Equilibria (2 questions)
A. Molecular
B. Acid/base
C. Precipitation
D. Le Chatelier's principle

VII. Thermodynamics and
Thermochemistry (2 questions)
A. Laws of thermodynamics
B. Hess's law
C. Spontaneity
D. Enthalpies and entropies
E. Heat transfer


VIII. Chemical Kinetics (2 questions)
A. Rate Laws
B. Activation Energy
C. Half-life

IX. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions (2 questions)
A. Balancing equations
B. Determination of oxidation numbers
C. Electrochemical calculations
D. Electrochemical concepts and
terminology

X. Atomic and Molecular Structure (3 questions)
A. Electron configuration
B. Orbital types
C. Lewis-Dot diagrams
D. Atomic theory
E. Quantum theory
F. Molecular geometry
G. Bond types
H. Sub-atomic particles

XI. Periodic Properties (2 questions)
A. Representative elements
B. Transition elements
C. Periodic trends
D. Descriptive chemistry

XII. Nuclear Reactions (1 questions)
A. Balancing equations
B. Binding energy
C. Decay processes
D. Particles
E. Terminology

XIII. Laboratory (2 questions)
A. Basic Techniques
B. Equipment
C. Error analysis
D. Safety
E. Data analysis

You are a wonderful man for posting this. :)
 

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Sure thing, here's the whole test. The test really isn't that bad, it's very straight-forward, and if you can talk extensively about each topic to yourself you're gonna be good to go.

Good luck!

Biology (40 questions)

I. Cell and Molecular Biology (13 questions)
A. Origin of Life
B. Cell metabolism (including
photosynthesis)/ Enzymology
C. Cellular Processes
D. Thermodynamics
E. Organelle structure and function
F. Mitosis / Meiosis
G. Cell structure
H. Experimental cell biology

II. Diversity of Life: Biological
Organization and Relationship of
Major Taxa (Five-Kingdom
System) (3 questions)
A. Monera
B. Plantae
C. Animalia
D. Protista
E. Fungi
F. Etc.

III. Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology:
Structure and Function of Systems (9 questions)
A. Integumentary
B. Skeletal
C. Muscular
D. Circulatory
E. Immunological
F. Digestive
G. Respiratory
H. Urinary
I. Nervous/senses
J. Endocrine
K. Reproductive

IV. Developmental Biology (4 questions)
A. Fertilization
B. Descriptive embryology
C. Developmental mechanisms
D. Experimental embryology

V. Genetics (7 questions)
A. Molecular genetics
B. Human genetics
C. Classical genetics
D. Chromosomal genetics
E. Genetic technology

VI. Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior (4 questions)
A. Natural Selection
B. Population genetics/Speciation
C. Cladistics
D. Population and community
ecology
E. Ecosystems
F. Animal behavior (including social)



General Chemistry (30 questions)

I. Stoichiometry and General Concepts (3 questions)
A. Percent composition
B. Empirical formulae
C. Balancing equations
D. Moles and molecular formulas
E. Molar mass
F. Density
G. Calculations from balanced equations

II. Gases (2 questions)
A. Kinetic molecular theory of gases
B. Dalton‟s gas law
C. Boyle‟s gas law
D. Charles‟s gas law
E. Ideal gas law

III. Liquids and Solids (3 questions)
A. Intermolecular forces
B. Phase changes
C. Vapor pressure
D. Structures
E. Polarity
F. Properties

IV. Solutions (3 questions)
A. Polarity
B. Properties
1. Colligative
2. Non-colligative
C. Forces
D. Concentration calculations

V. Acids and Bases (3 questions)
A. pH
B. Strong acids and bases
C. Brønsted-Lowry reactions

VI. Chemical Equilibria (2 questions)
A. Molecular
B. Acid/base
C. Precipitation
D. Le Chatelier's principle

VII. Thermodynamics and
Thermochemistry (2 questions)
A. Laws of thermodynamics
B. Hess's law
C. Spontaneity
D. Enthalpies and entropies
E. Heat transfer


VIII. Chemical Kinetics (2 questions)
A. Rate Laws
B. Activation Energy
C. Half-life

IX. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions (2 questions)
A. Balancing equations
B. Determination of oxidation numbers
C. Electrochemical calculations
D. Electrochemical concepts and
terminology

X. Atomic and Molecular Structure (3 questions)
A. Electron configuration
B. Orbital types
C. Lewis-Dot diagrams
D. Atomic theory
E. Quantum theory
F. Molecular geometry
G. Bond types
H. Sub-atomic particles

XI. Periodic Properties (2 questions)
A. Representative elements
B. Transition elements
C. Periodic trends
D. Descriptive chemistry

XII. Nuclear Reactions (1 questions)
A. Balancing equations
B. Binding energy
C. Decay processes
D. Particles
E. Terminology

XIII. Laboratory (2 questions)
A. Basic Techniques
B. Equipment
C. Error analysis
D. Safety
E. Data analysis
Seriously, Ari, could you be any more awesome?
 
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You can take whichever advice you like of course. It isn't worth delving into knowing the intricate knowledge for the DAT. Those videos chad made are for the MCAT which tests this stuff more in depth. The key to bio is breadth, not depth ;)
Hey Ari, I know you are basically the go-to guy when it comes to the DAT (hence why I bought Bootcamp :D) So would you say the same thing about the new DAT? I think it changed in 2015 right? Thanks for any advice. The videos I watched from Chads new site, chemistry prep, didn't have any chapters on carbohydrates, yet theres a chapter in the OChem Odyssey Destroyer book. Wondering if I should know this stuff for the DAT
 

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Hey Ari, I know you are basically the go-to guy when it comes to the DAT (hence why I bought Bootcamp :D) So would you say the same thing about the new DAT? I think it changed in 2015 right? Thanks for any advice. The videos I watched from Chads new site, chemistry prep, didn't have any chapters on carbohydrates, yet theres a chapter in the OChem Odyssey Destroyer book. Wondering if I should know this stuff for the DAT
It's good to know and maybe worth reading through, but it isn't listed in the scope of the exam. If you get a question with carbohydrates, they probably want you to apply some other sort of knowledge to the question. You can see the latest scope of the exam in the DAT Guide on page 7: http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Education and Careers/Files/dat_examinee_guide.pdf?la=en
 
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