MCAT Organic Chemistry Review

The Covalent Bond

Molecular Structure and Spectra

Separations and Purifications


Oxygen Containing Compounds


Aldehydes and ketones

Carboxylic acids

Acid derivatives (acid chlorides, anhydrides, amides, esters)

Keto acids and esters


Biological Molecules

General Concepts in Organic Chemistry (Old aamc topic)

This entire section has been taken off the official aamc topics list.
  • Classification of organic compounds according to functional groups
  • Reactions, reaction mechanisms, and the principles involved (metabolic enzyme-controlled reactions and pathways are not included in this topic area)
  • Structure and stereochemistry of organic compounds
  • IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds
  • Multistep synthesis/retrosynthesis
Source: Official MCAT organic chemistry topics were obtained directly from the AAMC.