MCAT organic chemistry has some fairly rigid components. One of them is carbonyl chemistry because it is so biological. One you know the basics of carbonyl chemistry, you will be able to figure out most, if not all, complex mechanisms. In this webinar, we will cover commonly tested, and biologically relevant reactions, including the aldol reaction. Please watch to get a very targeted approach to MCAT orgo that your orgo classes did not provide.
Carbonyl Chemistry Part 1
At a glance
Determine the 4 behaviors of organic molecules
Follow reaction mechanisms
Determine reaction products and reactants in synthesis
Apply the aldol reaction in a biological context
The carbonyl pyramid
Reactivities of ketone, aldehyde, and imines
Reactivities of enol, enolate, and enamines
The aldol reaction, condensation, and the retro-aldol
On the MCAT
Mastering organic chemistry is less stressful than the average MCAT student thinks. Remember your fundamentals, as well as core orgo building blocks like nomenclature and stereochemistry.
Process of elimination and working backwards from the answers can be a great orgo strategy!
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Amazing material conveyed concisely and in great detail!
The wealth of information and sample questions are great.
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