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The 7 days of GAMSAT

Everyone has their own ideas about the best way to prepare for GAMSAT, but one thing is certain, you can’t do it in a week. So what do we at cbsquared feel you should be doing in that final week leading up to possibly the most nerve-wracking day of your life? Here are our recommendations-but […]

Using Simultaneous Equations and the Arrhenius Equation

The relationship between the activation energy for a reaction, Ea, temperature and the rate constant is shown by the Arrhenius equation: (A derivation of this equation pops up in ACER Practice Test 1, Questions 49-51) The Arrhenius Equation looks pretty nasty…after all it has a FRACTION raised to the power…with base “e”…eeeee indeed! Also, dragons: […]

Lewis structures sending you looney?

Drawing Lewis Dot Structures is an important skill that underpins your understanding of how atoms are connected, and paves the way for understanding of more complex concepts like intermolecular forces, resonance and retrosynthetic analysis, which are key testing areas for the GAMSAT. Many struggle with Lewis dot structures at first because you really have to dive […]