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MCAT Organic Chemistry Question — Hydrogen Bonds
Which compound can form hydrogen bonds? I. R-NH2 II. R-COOH III. CH4 A) I only B) II only C) III only D) I and II READ MORE
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MCAT Organic Question — Fatty Acids
Which of the following correctly describes the behavior of fatty acids placed in aqueous solution?   A) They will spontaneously form micelles, with the hydrophobic heads clumping together and the hydrophobic tails pointing outwards. B) They will dissolve in the solution with adequate stirring. C) It is impossible to get fatty acids to interact with READ MORE
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MCAT Organic Question — Aqueous Solubility
Which of the following changes would have the largest effect on the aqueous solubility of sodium 3, 3-dimethyl-4-phenyl pentanoate?   A) Lowering the pH of the solution below the pKa of the carboxylic acid. B) Replacing the phenyl substituent with a non-conjugated alkyl ring structure. C) Increasing the length of the parent carbon chain by READ MORE
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MCAT Organic Question — Hormone
Which of the following molecules is a hormone capable of creating physiological and anatomical changes during adolesence which will last a person’s entire life?   A) B) C) D) READ MORE
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MCAT Organic Question — IUPAC Molecule
What is the correct IUPAC name for this molecule?   A) 2, 2, 4, 4-tetrachloro-1-isopropylcyclopentane B) 1, 1, 3, 3-tetrachloro-4-isopropylcyclopentane C) 2-isopropylcyclopentyl-1, 1, 2, 2-chloride D) 1, 1, 4, 4-tetrachloro-2-isopropylcyclopentane   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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100 Days to MCAT Success: A “Lean and Mean” Study Plan
Hey everyone! So in a thread on student doctor network a student asked whether SN2ed’s schedule is still viable four years later (You can see SN2ed’s schedule here). The answer, of course, is yes. Although that thread got me thinking about throwing my hat into the ring on the “study schedule” front. So, with no READ MORE