McGraw-Hill's MCAT, Second Edition

McGraw-Hill's MCAT, Second Edition

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Overview

We want to help you succeed on the MCAT

We've put all of our proven expertise in McGraw-Hill's MCAT to make sure you're ready for this difficult exam. This book will give you essential skill-building techniques and strategies developed by a team of renowned MCAT experts. You'll get the facts about the current exam, concise summaries of important concepts, hundreds of diagrams and scientific illustrations, two downloadable full-length practice tests, and more tests online. With McGraw-Hill's MCAT, we'll guide you step by step through your preparation program-and give you the tools you need to succeed.

Inside you'll find:

  • 2 downloadable full-length practice tests
  • Hundreds of textbook-quality illustrations
  • "Cram session" summaries of critical take-away points
  • Helpful tips from MCAT experts

You'll also get links to our companion website that offers a 100-question MCAT mini-test and a full-length interactive MCAT sample test

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071633086
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 10/02/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1186
File size: 26 MB
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About the Author

George Hademenos, Ph.D., was assistant professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught general physics and quantum physics. He has also taught at the University of Massachusetts and at UCLA.

Candice McCloskey, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of chemistry at Georgia Perimeter College.

Shaun Murphree, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of chemistry at Allegheny College.

Jennifer M. Warner is assistant chair of the Biology Department at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Kathy Zahler is a widely published text book writer and author of McGraw-Hill's MAT and McGraw-Hill's Conquering GRE Verbal.

Table of Contents

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK Part I: All About the MCAT Chapter 1: Introducing the MCAT Chapter 2: Test Format and Structure Chapter 3: General Test-Taking Strategies Part II: Reviewing MCAT Physics Chapter 1: Mathematics Fundamentals Chapter 2: Physics Fundamentals Chapter 3: Kinematics Chapter 4: Forces and Newton's Laws Chapter 5: Particle Dynamics: Work, Energy, and Power Chapter 6: Momentum and Impulse Chapter 7: Solids and Fluids Chapter 8: Temperature and Heat Chapter 9: Vibrations and Waves Chapter 10: Sound Chapter 11: Light and Geometric Optics Chapter 12: Electrostatics Chapter 13: Electric Circuits Chapter 14: Magnetism Chapter 15: Atomic and Nuclear Physics GLOSSARY OF PHYSICS TERMS ON YOUR OWN: MCAT PHYSICS PRACTICE Part III: Reviewing MCAT General Chemistry Chapter 1: Atoms and Molecules Chapter 2: Electronic Structure and the Periodic Table Chapter 3: Trends in the Periodic Table Chapter 4: Lewis Dot Structure, Hybridization, and VSEPR Theory Chapter 5: Gases Chapter 6: Intermolecular Forces and Phase Equilibria Chapter 7: Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry Chapter 8: Reactions in Solution Chapter 9: Thermochemistry Chapter 10: Kinetics Chapter 11: Equilibrium Chapter 12: Solubility Equilibria Chapter 13: Acid-Base Chemistry Chapter 14: Thermodynamics Chapter 15: Electrochemistry GLOSSARY OF GENERAL CHEMISTRY TERMS ON YOUR OWN: MCAT GENERAL CHEMISTRY PRACTICE Part IV: MCAT Verbal Reasoning and Writing Chapter 1: Verbal Reasoning Chapter 2: The Writing Sample Part V: Reviewing MCAT Biology Chapter 1: The Cell Chapter 2: Enzymes, Energy, and Cellular Metabolism Chapter 3: DNA Structure, Replication, and Technology Chapter 4: Protein Synthesis Chapter 5: Genetics Chapter 6: Cell Division Chapter 7: Evolution Chapter 8: Bacteria and Fungi Chapter 9: Viruses Chapter 10: Tissues and Skin Chapter 11: The Nervous System and Senses Chapter 12: Muscular and Skeletal Systems Chapter 13: The Endocrine System Chapter 14: The Cardiovascular System Chapter 15: The Respiratory System Chapter 16: The Digestive System Chapter 17: The Urinary System Chapter 18: The Lymphatic and Immune System Chapter 19: Reproduction and Development ON YOUR OWN: MCAT BIOLOGY PRACTICE Part VI: Reviewing MCAT Organic Chemistry SECTION I: STRUCTURE Chapter 1: Bonding Chapter 2: Molecular Shape Chapter 3: Electronic Structure Chapter 4: Nomenclature Chapter 5: Reconciling Visual Meaning SECTION II: REACTIVITY Chapter 6: Energy Changes in Molecules Chapter 7: Radical Chemistry Chapter 8: Polar Chemistry Chapter 9: Pericyclic Chemistry SECTION III: METHODOLOGY Chapter 10: Alcohols and Ethers Chapter 11: Ketones and Aldehydes Chapter 12: Alkenes and Alkynes Chapter 13: Carboxylic Acid Derivatives Chapter 14: Epoxide Chemistry Chapter 15: Amines Chapter 16: Aromatic Chemistry Chapter 17: Cycloadditions Chapter 18: Carbohydrates and Peptides SECTION IV: SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION Chapter 19: Extraction Chapter 20: Chromatography Chapter 21: Distillation and Sublimation Chapter 22: Recrystallization SECTION V: CHARACTERIZATION Chapter 23: Combustion Analysis Chapter 24: UV-Vis Spectroscopy Chapter 25: Mass Spectrometry Chapter 26: Infrared Spectroscopy Chapter 27: Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Chapter 28: Carbon Nuclear Magnetic Resonance APPENDIX ON YOUR OWN: MCAT ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRACTICE TWO SAMPLE MCATs ON CD

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