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ORGANIC CHEM II on the MCAT---probably has been asked over

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by VandyDerm, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. VandyDerm

    VandyDerm Banned

    Jan 19, 2008
    Im looking at the MCAT syllabus and damn...theyve simplied the f out of the orgo portion...honestly... WOULD THOSE who have taken the MCAT highly emphasize the LAB aspects + Carbonyl Reactions (mostly Orgo II), Steriochemistry, and the e1,e2,sn1,sn2 aspects as pretty much SUMMING up organic chem on the mcat?? Specifically, outside of benzene chmiestry, its really emphasized on carbonyl and amine chemistry...

    Also, whats ur reccommendation on the biochem part of ORGO- I mean theres just weird stuff such as Edman degradation and all these lipid reactions that are not even in review books....

    PS- regarding lab techniques, how much would you emphasize this topic when it came to dealing with orgo on the mcat....
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  3. VandyDerm

    VandyDerm Banned

    Jan 19, 2008
    Also, if stuff like ETHERS, epoxides are stated NOT to be tested on the MCAT, is it fair game to assume and not bother memorizing any of those williamson ether synthesis reactions, etc...
  4. BNSN

    BNSN 2+ Year Member

    Sep 10, 2006
    EK Orgo all the way. Everything else is too detailed, IMO.

    If it's not in EK Orgo, ignore it. There are about 10 pages on lab techniques in it.
  5. VandyDerm

    VandyDerm Banned

    Jan 19, 2008
    Can u guys answer me 2nd question
  6. sicboy188

    sicboy188 5+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    lab tech are not that difficult to understand--every step makes sense. i would go thru each lab tech and know whats going on, and what each step and component is doing, and the overall goal of the technique.

    the topic matter would be around 1-2 discretes and maybe 1 question on an orgo passage. you should know the stuff cause they are really easy points.
  7. tncekm

    tncekm MS-1 2+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    You don't need to memorize stuff like that anyway as long as you know how electrons move. The more you know, the better, but its probably not necessary to know much outside of what you highlighted in your first post.

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