Functional Groups Guide – Organic Chemistry

Complete Guide to Recognizing, Drawing, and Naming Functional Groups in Organic Chemistry A functional group is a specific group of atoms that helps determine the chemistry and reactivity of the overall molecule. When classifying functional groups, we look at both the specific atoms present, as well as the manner in which they are connected to […]

How to Stay Alert for 6:30am 12:15pm and 6pm MCAT

You CANNOT afford to lose MCAT questions due to being too tired to focus. In this video I’ll show you how to adjust your schedule to remain awake and alert for the entire duration of your 6:30am, 12:15pm and 6pm MCAT.

Why Aiming for a Lower MCAT Score Will Increase Your Med School Chances

Medical School acceptance is very competitive, can aiming for a LOWER MCAT score INCREASE your chances of acceptance? I will argue YES, let me explain why.

Shorter MCAT, Multiple Start Times and New Test Dates: AAMC Pandemic Update

The AAMC announced MCAT changes for the 2020 Pandemic cycle including shorter exams, 3 exam start times and 3 new MCAT test dates.

Keto Enol Tautomerization Reaction and Mechanism

Keto Enol Tautomerization or KET, is an organic chemistry reaction in which ketone and enol molecules can isomerize or interconvert, typically in an acid or base catalyzed reaction.

Lewis Structure for Radicals

This video shows you a quick, time-saving checklist for radicals in Lewis structures! It ensures you don’t miss anything when deciding WHICH atom most likely has the radical. You’ll also see it in action as it is applied to several examples. (Watch on YouTube: Lewis Structures Radicals. Click cc on bottom right for video transcription.) Links & Resources Mentioned […]

What If Your MCAT Date Gets Cancelled

What happens to your application timeline if your test date is cancelled? What about your study plan if you were mentally geared up to test in just a few weeks?
How should your study plan change if you weren’t planning to test until late spring or summer 2020?

Am I Ready For the MCAT? How to Evaluate

You’ve already invested years into your Med School prerequisites and months into preparing for the MCAT, but are you ready to test?How do you know when you’re ready to take the MCAT? WHEN you take the MCAT is nearly as important as getting the right score. If you’re applying to schools with rolling admissions (most […]

Grignard Reaction Reagent Mechanism and Cheat Sheet

The Grignard reagent R-Mg-X (pronounced Grin-yard) is a carbon chain bound to a magnesium halide, typically used to form alcohols by attacking carbonyls such as in aldehydes or ketones. Grignards are my go-to for chain elongation in orgo 2 synthesis.Alkynes are my go-to for orgo 1 chain elongation. In English, please? Let’s back up a bit. […]