Organic phosphorus compounds don't get much attention in your typical organic chemistry course. This reflects the long-standing focus in the organic chemistry curriculum on bench-top organic synthesis rather than the chemistry of living systems. If biochemistry professors had more of a say in the organic chemistry syllabus, organic phosphorus compounds would be a primary focus alongside aldehydes and ketones. The organic chemistry important for the MCAT is the organic chemistry that is important for biochemistry, so reactions like phosphoryl transfer or acyl substitution with phosphate anhydrides are among the most important to master in preparation for the exam.
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Conceptual Vocabulary for Organic Phosphorus Compounds