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O-Chem Question

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Adam638, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Adam638

    Adam638 Senior Member

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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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  3. turquoise_water

    turquoise_water Junior Member

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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
     
  4. shantster

    shantster Eye protection!

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    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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