MCAT chemistry is THE foundation for MCAT sciences.
My goal with this page is to help you understand, rather than simply memorizing, the required concepts and topics for MCAT chemistry so that you CAN use these principles for understanding the more advanced organic chemistry, biochemistry and even biology topics.
Below you will find tutorials, videos, cheat sheets, practice quizzes and more to help with your MCAT chemistry review. This page is a work in progress with new resources added at regular intervals as I have time for them.
Use the Active Writing method to memorize as you follow along with my full Cheat Sheet Collection.
Worried about the non-calculator math component? See my MCAT Math Without A Calculator Series.
Chemistry will show up on the first and third sections of the MCAT: Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems and Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems.
The full list of MCAT Chemistry Topics can be found on the AAMC Website here.
See additional MCAT resources by visiting the MCAT Home Page.
Electronic and Molecular Geometry
Electronic and molecular geometry may feel like a list of shapes and numbers to memorize.
Use this video to gain an intuitive understand of how the VSEPR theory dictates how the atoms and bonds interact with each other for overall shape and bong angles.
Quantum numbers, the individual address of each electron, may initially feel like deciphering a secret code.
This series breaks it down to provide the logical reasoning behind each ‘address' along with shortcuts to quickly identify each configuration.
Stoichiometry and Reactions Video Tutorial Series
Stoichiometry, difficult to pronounce, and more tedious to understand.
This in-depth series breaks it down from molecular and formula weights and calculations, Avogadro's number, density and redox, all the way to reactions and balancing equations.
This series will help you master AAMC Content Category 4E for the MCAT.
MCAT Acid Base Series + Practice Quiz & Cheat Sheet
Acid-Base reactions are the foundation for how biological molecules react and interact with each other. Start with the non-math acid/base series for concepts and then watch this series for the calculation aspect of acid/base chemistry.
And did I mention tricks and shortcuts for the different equations?
MCAT General Chemistry Review – Crash Course Bootcamp
For even more on General Chemistry, come join me in the MCAT Chemistry crash course bootcamp. Everything you need for the MCAT, following the AAMC outline and taught from the beginner perspective.