MCAT Org. Chemistry

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MCAT Org. Chemistry

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Can’t quite recall the difference between D, L, R, and S? Having trouble with Benedict’s test or saponification? This subject will give you the practice you really need for MCAT organic chemistry – WITHOUT wasting your time on material that doesn’t appear on the test.

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Lessons in this Class

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Having trouble remembering the difference between E and Z isomers? Finding it tough to identify meso compounds? Use these cards to master these topics, as well as resonance and hybridization, as they are tested on the MCAT.


Analysis And Spectra

Molecular spectra, whether NMR, IR, or mass spec, can be intimidating when they appear on the MCAT. Use these cards to master equivalent protons, memorize important shifts, and learn how these complex methods relate.


Separation And Purification

Separation and purification techniques are constant favorites of the MCAT test-makers. From extraction to distillation to chromatography, use these cards to master these concepts as they are tested on the exam.



From oxidizing agents to Sn2 reactions, use these cards to master alcohols in the way they are tested in MCAT organic chemistry.


Aldehydes And Ketones

Feeling a bit rusty with keto-enol tautomerization? Having trouble remembering the difference between acetals and hemiacetals? Use these cards to master aldehydes, ketones, and their reactions as they appear on the MCAT.


Carboxylic Acids

With its relationship to amino acids, carboxylic acid function is a major topic in both organic chemistry and biochemistry. With these cards, you can master the content knowledge required to attack a tricky question or understand a reaction mechanism.


Acid Derivatives And Esters

From acid anhydrides to saponification, use these cards to master the carboxylic acid derivatives as tested on the MCAT.



Is an amide more reactive than a carboxylic acid? Do additional alkyl substituents make an amine more or less acidic? Master these topics and much more, and gain that confidence you need to ace any amine-related question on the MCAT.


Biological Molecules

With the biological focus of the new MCAT, having an understanding of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids has become especially important. Use these cards to familiarize yourself with the difference between alpha and beta anomers, reducing sugars, and much more.


Functional Groups And Iupac

What’s the difference between amides, imides, amines, and enamines? How do you name an organic compound with multiple functional groups? Use these cards to master functional groups and IUPAC conventions, and you’ll gain a solid foundation for your further review of MCAT organic chemistry.