MCAT Organic Chemistry Review

Analyzing Organic Reactions


In this chapter, we’ve outlined a framework for thinking through Organic Chemistry questions on the MCAT. We have discussed the various types of reactions that we may see, the properties that make them more or less likely to occur, and a few selective rules that can help us work through reactions, even if they are unfamiliar. Finally, we put this framework to the test on example problems in order to cement its application. With this framework in mind, there’s nothing you can’t tackle—revisit these rules and methods as you continue working through the different functional groups and their reactions in the next five chapters!