MCAT Gen. Chemistry

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MCAT Gen. Chemistry

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When you think about gen chem prep, flashcards might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Sure, you need to remember the solubility rules and the periodic trends. But how much more memorization do you actually need?

Here’s where Brainscape comes in. Our 530+ general chemistry flashcards go far beyond classic “memorization content” to drill down on the most difficult MCAT concepts. Say you’re having trouble calculating the pH of a weak acid solution, or that you’re stuck on how exactly molar solubility differs from Ksp. Or maybe you just can’t figure out how to distinguish the anode from the cathode in a galvanic cell. Our cards cover these concepts and much more, with detailed explanations across the board.

With this subject, you’ll get the review that YOU need, from simple definitions to the toughest buffer problems – and master Gen Chem FASTER than you ever thought possible!





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Lessons in this Class

# Deck Name Num. of Cards

Atomic Structure

Bohr’s model, quantum numbers, stability…these concepts form the basis of general chemistry. This deck covers all of these topics, as well as the complexities of electron configuration and emission spectra. Use these cards to master the topic of electronic structure as tested on the MCAT.


Periodic Table Trends

You’d be surprised how many MCAT questions simply require an understanding of the periodic table. But this can be tougher than it looks, and closely related topics like electron affinity, electronegativity, and ionization energy are easy to confuse. Use these cards to master periodic trends and ace these questions whenever you see them.


Chemical Bonding

From sigma bonds and Lewis structure to lattice energy and molecular geometry, use these cards to master the topic of chemical bonding as tested on the MCAT.



How does a dissolved solute affect the vapor pressure of water? When does a gas most closely mimic ideal behavior? Master these topics and much more, and gain that confidence you need for the Chemical & Physical Foundations section of the MCAT.



Empirical formulas, percent composition by mass, limiting reagents…these topics appear often on the MCAT, and many students haven’t seen them in years! Use these cards to master stoichiometry as it appears on the Chemical & Physical Foundations section.



What’s the difference between an endergonic and an endothermic reaction? How can you relate Gibbs free energy, reaction quotient, and equilibrium constant? Use these cards to see how all of these topics connect, and you can master thermodynamics as tested on the MCAT.


Rates, Kinetics, Equilibrium

From reaction order to the effect of temperature change on an endothermic reaction, use these cards to master the topics of kinetics and equilibrium as they appear on the MCAT.



Having trouble remembering the difference between molarity and molality, or whether PbBr is soluble? Use these cards to master solution chemistry as tested on the Chemical & Physical Foundations section of the MCAT.


Acids And Bases

Always a favorite of MCAT test-makers, acid/base chemistry can also be one of the toughest topics on the exam. Use these cards to master the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation, pH and pOH, and polyprotic titrations. For enhanced practice, think about how these concepts relate to biological systems, such as the bicarbonate buffer system.



With the biological focus of the new exam, topics like electrochemistry have become trickier than ever. From the charges of the anode and cathode during isoelectric focusing, to the relationship between E and K for a metabolic reaction, these concepts can seem overwhelming. Use these cards to master the topic of electrochemistry as tested on the Chemical & Physical Foundations section of the MCAT.