Molecular Weight and Formula Weight Calculations

Stoichiometry & Reactions 2 Molecular Weight by Leah Fisch

Molecular weight and formula weight calculations are key to understanding the specifics behind any MCAT reaction and experiment. This includes both atomic mass unit and grams per mole calculations. And maybe even the conversion from AMU to g/mol. This video shows you how to find molecular weight in AMUs, grams per mole, and formula weight […]

Physical Properties of Alcohol: Hydrogen Bonding, Solubility, and Boiling Point

Physical Properties of Alcohol Solubility and Boiling Point Video Tutorial in Organic Chemistry by Leah Fisch

The key to understanding physical properties of alcohol, including hydrogen bonding solubility and boiling point is to understand the structure and charge distribution within the alcohol functional group. This video will show you the behind-the-scenes intermolecular forces at work that affect alcohol’s ability to hydrogen bond for solubility in water, miscibility, and boiling point trends. You’ll […]

Introduction to Alcohol Reactions

Introduction to Alcohol Reactions by Leah Fisch

The key to mastering alcohol reactions is understanding WHY they react as they do. What about the OH functional group makes it want to attack or get attacked, as you will learn in later mechanisms? This video will give you a solid foundation to help you prepare to master the more advanced reactions starting with […]

Introduction to Reactions and Stoichiometry in MCAT General Chemistry

Introduction to Reactions and Stoichiometry in MCAT General Chemistry Tutorial Video by Leah Fisch

Stoichiometry is part of MCAT Chemistry Content Category 4E. This video introduces the terms you will need for mastering this content category. Learn the distinctions between atoms, compounds, covalent bonds vs ionic bonds, molecular formula vs empirical, theoretical yield vs actual yield, and much more. (Watch on YouTube: Intro to Stoichiometry. Click cc for transcription.) Links […]

How to Prepare for Your Upcoming Organic Chemistry Semester

How to Prepare for Your Upcoming Organic Chemistry Semester by leah4sci

Are you worried about your upcoming Orgo Semester? Why not avoid the roadblocks and prepare in advance to ensure you’re ready on day one? Organic chemistry is different than the other difficult science courses. This video gives insightful approaches on how to prepare and ace Orgo 1, Orgo 2, or if you’re retaking! (Watch on […]

Synthesis and Retrosynthesis Workshop + PDF Notes

This workshop shows you how to think ‘big picture’ combining all of the reaction topics covered throughout this semester. Video available through Friday December 1st. (PDF Notes below the video) If you’re not confident with individual reactions or need to relearn a concept then I have just the thing for you: The Organic Chemistry Pre-Final’s Bootcamp […]

MCAT Resources

MCAT Resources

With so much information out there, how do you even know where to start? Start with the the ‘How to use your MCAT resources‘ chapter in my new guide. Here is a list of resources (and why) I recommend using in preparation for your upcoming exam. Must-Have AAMC Resources: Why? because they write your exam! This […]

Too Many MCAT Notes?

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You’re premed! You’re a diligent student, and a hard worker. Which means… as you study you take notes. LOTS of notes! Perhaps too many? How neat are your MCAT notes? How detailed are they? As an undergraduate, I prided myself on taking very good notes. Approaching OCD level. I had a collection of colored pens […]

How to Use Your Organic Chemistry Model Kit

How to use your organic chemistry model kit by Leah Fisch

An organic chemistry model kit will be a huge help to understanding this difficult 3-dimensional topic. But where do you draw the line between effective study aid and tedious annoying time-wasting-on-exam crutch? In this video I’ll walk you through how to use your organic chemistry model kit. From the unboxing of my go-to Molecular Visions Model […]

My MCAT Study Distraction List

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I have trouble focusing. I have ADHD and many of my students do as well. In my case, it’s not severe enough to require medication. But enough to get in my way if I don’t focus 100%. As I sit and contemplate it, I think our instant-connection/notification-world has us ALL suffering from some form of […]