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ds07164
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Re: FAQ

Postby ds07164 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:01 am

I am currently taking the Express course. I am going through the course book, and often the warm ups and cool downs are not reviewed by the instructor. Where can I find the answers to these questions, possibly in the book or online? I checked the end of the book (appendix, etc.), but I was unsuccessful in locating the answers. Thanks in advance!
ds07164
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Re: FAQ

Postby ds07164 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:28 pm

bump
NS_Tutor_Andrew
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Re: FAQ

Postby NS_Tutor_Andrew » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:15 pm

Hi ds07164,

As far as I know, all the cooldown problems in the express video sets include solutions -- please do let us know if there are some exceptions to this! However, not all of the warmup/cooldown problems were included in the express video sets, because the goal of the express videos was to streamline as much content as possible. If you want to review some of the other warmup/cooldown problems, the best place to go is the corresponding full lesson videos. For each set of lesson videos, you can click the dropdown box and select just the warmup or cooldown questions.

Hope this helps, & please let us know if you have other questions!
Andrew D.
Content Manager, Next Step Test Prep.
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Re: FAQ

Postby kim3 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:31 pm

Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone knew if we needed to memorize all of the solubility rules for the MCAT? Are they all fair game?
Thanks in advance!
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Re: FAQ

Postby NS_Tutor_Andrew » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:08 pm

Hi kim3,

Thanks for the great question! This is a classic example of how there can be some ambiguity in the MCAT's expectations. The MCAT is extremely unlikely to ask you a question that just boils down to "which of the following four compounds is soluble/insoluble?", but it can certainly be useful to have some general expectations about which compounds are soluble. I'd suggest consulting a general source like this list, but focusing on general principles (like sulfates being soluble) and not losing sleep over little details like the fact that SrSO4 is an exception from this general rule. It's theoretically possible that a detail like that could come up, but VERY unlikely, and it's only worth investing energy in if you are literally running out of things to learn and practice. That said, you'll definitely want to make sure you understand Ksp quite well, as well as the overall process of solubility, which substances tend to be soluble in which solvents, etc.

Hope this helps, & feel free to follow-up with any other questions that you might have!
Andrew D.
Content Manager, Next Step Test Prep.

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