A major part of the DAT organic chemistry section is knowing your reactions. I have constructed the following reaction sheet to expose you to every reaction that could possibly show up on the DAT. You do not need to memorize every single reaction to score well on the organic chemistry section. However, you should be Read More
Author: DAT Bootcamp Team
A topic in biology that many students find challenging (and is known to appear on the DAT) is the number of chromosomes and chromatids present during the various stages of meiosis and mitosis in eukaryotes. To first clarify this topic, it is first essential to understand some basic definitions. Chromatin is the general packaging of Read More
This week we invited Angelo Arce to share some things you need to know about the dental school application process. Angelo matriculated at his top choice dental school, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, and is a member of the Student Admissions Committee. He’s analyzed hundreds of interviews from an insider’s perspective and has a Read More
Here is a comprehensive list of definitions to start off your Quantitative Reasoning studies. If you can’t see or want to download the notes above, use this link to get the PDF.
See our previous post on the 6 Important EAS reactions to know for the DAT. Now we need to focus on benzene substituents and how they affect the location of subsequent additions. Here’s a list of the ones you would most likely see: Electron donators / Activators (strongest to weakest): -O–, -NR2, -NH2, -OH, -OR, Read More
In an Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) reaction, the benzene ring acts as a nucleophile that attacks an electrophile. The reaction mechanism below outlines the flow of electrons that occurs during all EAS reactions. Here are the six EAS line reactions you should know for the DAT: