Blueprint MCAT Blog: MCAT Chemistry

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Types of Inhibition: Focus on the Basics
Michaelis-Menten enzyme kinetics, and especially keeping track of the various kinds of reversible enzyme inhibition, is one of the most challenging areas of biochemistry for many MCAT students. It’s extremely easy to get lost in the details of memorizing terminology, types of graphs, x-intercepts, y-intercepts, and so forth – but superficially memorized information is very READ MORE
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Le Châtelier and You: The Principle That Ties Together All Things Chemistry
When preparing for the MCAT, it’s important to identify topics that cut across content areas, because conceptual intersections between fields are (1) relatively likely to be high-yield topics and (2) help you integrate the material in a way that will allow you to apply the content flexibly in new contexts, as is often necessary for READ MORE
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MCAT General Chemistry: 3 Dangerous Misconceptions about Acids and Bases
If you’ve taken the MCAT before, or if you’re in the midst of the MCAT prep process, you probably understand the importance of acid-base chemistry. This topic is one of the highest-yield of any in general chemistry, and perhaps more importantly, it relates to amino acids, organic chem, and more. But watch out! Even the READ MORE
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MCAT Chemistry – Conduction
A conducting material may be characterized by all of the following EXCEPT: A. Flowing current B. The conduction of electrons from one nucleus to another C. Relatively low resistivity constants D. Metallic materials such as copper and aluminum   READ MORE
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MCAT Chemistry – Ideal Gas Law
Increasing the pressure of a gas can result in all of the following changes EXCEPT: A. a decrease in the velocity of the gas molecules B. an increase in the ratio of the molecular volume to gas volume C. an increase in temperature D. a decrease in volume READ MORE
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MCAT Chemistry – Acids
In the titration of acid HA against the strong base NaOH, which of the following acids will form a neutral solution at the equivalence point? I. HCl II. HF III. HI   A) I only B) I and II only C) I and III only D) I, II, and III   READ MORE