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Adam638

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How much O-Chem do you really need to know. Should I be trying to memorize equations or just have a general idea? Also, do you have to know any reactions involving alkenes?? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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hmm the amount of O Chem on each MCAT form varies, and it depends on which form u get on the test day

to be on safe side u should memorise all reactions

do memorise SN1, SN2, E1 ,E2
 

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turquoise_water said:
hmm the amount of O Chem on each MCAT form varies, and it depends on which form u get on the test day

to be on safe side u should memorise all reactions

do memorise SN1, SN2, E1 ,E2

I very much disagree with this. On the test it's going to be more giving you a reaction you haven't seen before and then you have to figure out what is going on. It's much more efficient to know your functional groups extremely well and how they react with each other. If you know that, then you can reason through any reaction you will see.
 

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make sure u know the diff. b/t nucleophile and electrophile and don't mix them up!
 
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