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PCAT Acid Base Chemistry and Solubility – October 2018
Whether you’re deep into your PCAT preparation or just starting to plan, it’s likely that you feel more apprehensive about certain topics than others. Within general chemistry, for example, two of the toughest topics are acid-base chemistry and solubility. Buffers, titrations, molar solubility…these concepts can make even the most experienced PCAT student nervous! Phil Hawkin’s, one READ MORE
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MCAT Skills and Medical School Success
Do you ever wonder why the MCAT tests its content the way it does? Many students come into the exam confident in their scientific acumen only to be stymied by the creative format of the AAMC. Therein in lies the mystique of the exam, not in the what, but in the how it tests science. READ MORE
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What You Actually Need to Study for the New MCAT
As a pre-med student who is going to have the face the 2015 MCAT you are hungry for information about the test. Here at Next Step we are more than happy to keep you up to date with easy to digest information on the next iteration of the test. We wanted to provide you with READ MORE
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MCAT Chemistry Question — Faraday
When 1 mole of Cu2+(aq) is reduced to Cu (s), how many faraday of charge are required? A) 1 B) 2 C) 6.02 x 1023 D) none, charge is measured in Coulombs (C) READ MORE
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MCAT Chemistry Question — Standard Free Energy
Which of the following statements most accurately describes the cell potential (Eo), change in Gibb’s free energy (ΔGo), and equilibrium constant (K) for a non-spontaneous chemical reaction?   Eo < 0, ΔGo > 0, K < 1 Eo < 0, ΔGo < 0, K < 1 Eo > 0, ΔGo < 0, K > 1 READ MORE
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MCAT Chemistry Question — Vaporization
All of the following are true regarding the vaporization of water EXCEPT: the velocity of the gas molecules increase the system’s entropy increases the products have more kinetic energy the intramolecular forces of water are broken READ MORE
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MCAT Chemistry Discrete Question
Remember, if you’d like to receive an MCAT question every weekday, rather than just one a week on the blog, be sure to sign up for our mailing list!   Item 16 What is the azimuthal quantum number (l) for the orbital to which a fluorine atom gains an electron to form an F– ion? READ MORE
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Free MCAT Practice Question – Chemistry
Fundamental MCAT Chemistry In our first practice chemistry question, I mentioned how important the fundamentals are in chemistry. And the most fundamental thing in chem is atomic structure and the periodic table. Our previous question asked about a periodic trend with ionic radius. Here’s a sample problem that asks about atomic structure: Item 31 Which READ MORE