Suggested Tasks for Conceptual Integration - Module 9

Read the interdisciplinary discussions for Module 9.

Learning Goals

Be able to discuss Organic Chemistry in the light of the physical sciences. Deepen your conception of reaction dynamics by applying concepts like Work & Energy and Electrostatic Force to obtain more mature understanding of Chemical Bonding, Chemical Thermodynamics, and Chemical Kinetics in the Organic Chemistry context.

Be able to point to examples from Biochemistry of important concepts of Organic Chemistry. Not only will this help deepen your understanding, it high-lights a favored set of Organic Chemistry concepts for the MCAT test writers.

Develop your ability to grip down and comprehend dense passages involving Organic Chemistry terminology and concepts, especially in the Biochemical context. Many MCAT passages take the approach of presenting fundamental Organic Chemistry concepts (not too hard) within a life science context that is dense with terminology.

Be prepared to describe the role of conjugation and/or aromaticity in underlying the behavior of certain coenzymes such as NAD+, ubiquinone, and thiamine pyrophosphate among others.