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To all who have taken the DAT

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by byahnoob, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. byahnoob

    2+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2014
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    About how many questions in the DAT Orgo and gen chem section on your Dat exam had answers in complete sentence form?

    For example, a question like this..

    Which of the following statements best explains why Grignard reactions must be performed in aprotic solvents?
    • A. Protic solvents sequester the Grignard reagents by surrounding them in a solvent shell.
    • B. Aprotic solvents stabilize the transition state of the addition reaction.
    • C. Grignard reagents are strongly basic and react violently with protic solvents.
    • D. Aprotic solvents activate the electrophilic carbonyl carbon
    • E. The solvent choice for a Grignard reaction is irrelevant.
    oppose to something like what is the hybridization state, what is the product, whats is the reactant, etc.
    instead of something more straightforward with less words.
    im worried because
    when i see long questions/answers, i tend to confused myself because I feel like at least two of the choices make sense. I usually get those type of questions wrong

    hope what I'm asking makes sense
  2. JLT223

    JLT223 Dental Student
    2+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 2015
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    It was mixed for me. Orgo was very conceptual and not really reaction based so the questions were longer. Gen chem was similar but the questions were shorter than orgo. Many of the questions dealt with two similar choices that only differed slightly, just keep practicing!

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