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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)

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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  

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MCAT Organic Question — SDS-PAGE Procedure

In an SDS-PAGE procedure, the SDS serves as a detergent. Why are the proteins treated with a detergent before being run through the electrophoresis gel?   A. To coat the proteins with a large positive charge, since amino acid side chains may have positive, negative, or neutral charges, and a large uniform charge is necessary

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MCAT Organic Question — Intermolecular Interactions

Hydrogen bonding would be a part of the intermolecular interactions for which of the following:   A. H2 B. CH2FCH2CHO C. (CH3)2CHNHCHFCH2CH3 D. CH3CH2OCH2CH3

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MCAT Organic Question — pKa

Arrange the following molecules in order of increasing pKa: CH3CH2COOH, CH3CHFCOOH, CH3OCH2COOH, CH3CHBrCOOH A) CH3CHFCOOH, CH3OCH2COOH, CH3CHBrCOOH, CH3CH2COOH B) CH3CHBrCOOH, CH3OCH2COOH, CH3CH2COOH, CH3CHFCOOH C) CH3CHFCOOH, CH3CH2COOH, CH3CHBrCOOH, CH3OCH2COOH D) CH3CH2COOH, CH3OCH2COOH, CH3CHFCOOH, CH3CHBrCOOH

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