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Lab Technique Books

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by metastasis, May 5, 2007.

  1. metastasis

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    I recently realized that if I knew a lab technique that was used in a passage for physical or biological section, I would be able to do the passage very quickly and with high accuracy. So, I was wondering if anyone knew a book that goes over different techniques for the two sections. I can go through my biology book, but I was really looking for a book geared towards the MCAT.

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    I can't say anything about the Bio book, but the EK Orgo book outlines the main lab techniques very succintly - i.e. NMR and IR spectroscopy, chromatography, etc. I'd imagine the bio book would have a description of electrophoresis and the like, but let's hear from someone who has experience with their Bio book.

    The Physics book doesn't have any, but physics labs generally represent a practical problem, so I doubt there's much to worry about here. I.e., in a physics problem you'd just be talking about charging up a capacitor, but in the lab you'd actually go and do it, but it's hardly a ground-breaking learning experience.
     
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    TPR also has techniques for orgo like you mentioned. However, the bio book doesn't. My undergrad cell bio goes over most of the techniques that show up, so I can use that. But I am still looking for a book that goes over the chemistry techniques. I know physics tend to be mostly real life examples.
     
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    Anyone else??
     

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