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MCAT Fast Facts 15: Effective Nuclear Charge

 

In today’s Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts video from the Kaplan MCAT course, Dr. Jeff Koetje discusses Effective Nuclear Charge as tested on the MCAT. Note that the MCAT tests critical thinking, not just science recall, mastery of certain science concepts is a prerequisite for the test.

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Thinking About MCAT Science With Adam: E05 Circuits & Heat Transfer

Welcome to Episode 5 of the “Thinking About the MCAT” series! There’s an awful lot of circuits and heat transfer in the world of the MCAT science, and that means Physics and the Physical Sciences section.

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MCAT Question of the Day Solution! Thermodynamics

Our question Thursday was from Thermodynamics in General Chemistry. The question presents you with the combustion reaction of methane and asks you to calculate the energy of a carbon-hydrogen bond.

MCAT Question of the Day Thermodynamics

To begin this problem, you must use Hess’s Law, which says that the heat of reaction is equal to the sum of the heats of formation of the products minus the sum of the heats of formation for the reactants.

Hess Law

The heat of reaction is -802 kJ/mol, and the heats of formation of CO2, H2O, and Oare -393 kJ/mol, -242 kJ/mol, …

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Dr. Josh Question of the Week! – Electrostatics

Our question this week comes from electrostatics in Physics. While electrostatics is a commonly feared sub-topic in Physics, remember it is going to reward the student who is able to UNDERSTAND both the equation to use and the concept behind it!

MCAT Electrostatics Question

Let’s take a closer look at today’s correct answer…

right hand rule

The direction of the magnetic field is determined using the right hand rule: Remember to point your thumb in the direction of qv, your fingers point in the direction of the field, and the palm points in the direction of the force. In this question, since …

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Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts 12: Bernoulli’s Equation

In today’s Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts video from the Kaplan MCAT course, Dr. Jeff Koetje discusses Bernoulli’s Equation as tested on the MCAT. Note that the MCAT tests critical thinking, not just science recall, mastery of certain science concepts is a prerequisite for the test.

For more great videos concerning Fast Facts, Current Events, and more, head over to our MCAT YouTube Channel

 

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Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts 11: Predicting Reactivity


In today’s Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts video from the Kaplan MCAT course, Dr. Jeff Koetje discusses how to predict reactivity as tested on the MCAT. Note that the MCAT tests critical thinking, not just science recall, mastery of certain science concepts is a prerequisite for the test.

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Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts 6: Colligative Properties

In today’s Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts video from the Kaplan MCAT course, Dr. Jeff Koetje discusses colligative properties as tested on the MCAT. Note that the MCAT tests critical thinking, not just science recall, mastery of certain science concepts is a prerequisite for the test.

For more great videos concerning Fast Facts, Current Events, and more, head over to our MCAT YouTube Channel.

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Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts 3: Peptide Bond


In today’s Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts video from the Kaplan MCAT course, Dr. Jeff Koetje discusses the peptide bond as tested on the MCAT. Note that the MCAT tests critical thinking, not just science recall, mastery of certain science concepts is a prerequisite for the test. Do you know the peptide structure?

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Choosing The Right Medical Career In Light of Obamacare

 

Last month’s edition of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts joined to discuss what you need to know about how Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect future doctors and medical professionals. This is a massive change every student preparing for the medical field needs to know about.

What should you not say in your pharmacy school interview? In this video, Jennifer Athay-Adams, Pharm D, answers that question and describes how Obamacare focuses on finding the right health career for every student…

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Thinking About MCAT Science with Adam: E02 Combustion

Here’s Episode 2 of the “Thinking About the MCAT” series!  We’re going to take a trip to some General Chemistry this time, because I’m always thinking about it this time of year.  And based on the all these fireworks shows going on, I’m not the only one…

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