The reactions of aldehydes and ketones represent the largest and most challenging set of mechanisms you must master for the new MCAT. These mechanisms are more important than any for helping you unravel biochemical reactions. What can seem inscrutably complex in an enzymatic mechanism often can be reduced to a familiar pattern if you have ready access to the concepts governing aldehyde and ketone reactions. Much of the organic that does appear on the new MCAT will be couched to this kind of exercise. The focus of MCAT organic chemistry is seeing whether you can shine the light of organic reaction chemistry onto the biochemical context.
Aldehydes & Ketones Mechanisms
Conceptual Vocabulary Self-Test
Basic Terms Crossword Puzzle
Basic Puzzle Solution
Conceptual Vocabulary for Aldehydes and Ketones