intensive/extensive, state function/non, etc

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Will we have to have a strong knowledge of these terms for the mcat? Is it possible for the mcat to ask a question that will test our knowledge of the definition of these terms?

Looking at the subject list of physical sciences, it's not explicitly in there unless i'm missing it. So I think they will not be on the exam.

If i'm right, then why is it useful to know these concepts?

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Well, I don't want to say no and then have it be on your test and you blame me, but...I didn't know any of that sort of definitional stuff and I was fine. In their respective fields these things are important because they lay the groundwork for other ideas and formulae that build on them, but for the MCAT I'm not so sure it matters.
 
Will we have to have a strong knowledge of these terms for the mcat? Is it possible for the mcat to ask a question that will test our knowledge of the definition of these terms?

Looking at the subject list of physical sciences, it's not explicitly in there unless i'm missing it. So I think they will not be on the exam.

If i'm right, then why is it useful to know these concepts?

The fact that a question like "Which of the following is a state function?" could be considered an "easy" discrete is enough to make me learn the definitions.

Also, state function is mentioned on page 3 under thermodynamics.

THERMODYNAMICS AND THERMOCHEMISTRY
A. Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions: Thermochemistry
1. Thermodynamic system, state function
 
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