Category 4C within foundational concept 4 of the Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems section of the MCAT primarily focuses on electrochemistry, electrical circuits and their elements. Category 4C is the third of five content categories found within foundational concept 4 of the MCAT.
Overview of Foundational Concept 4, Category 4C
Particles that are charged can be set into motion by the actions of electrical fields. These particles also have the ability to transmit energy or information over long distances. The energy that is released during certain chemical reactions can be converted to electrical energy, which can then be harnessed to perform other reactions. This is just some of the information you will be tested on in category 4C.
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the following is an overview of all of the topics and subtopics you should expect to be tested on in category 4C:
There’s no time limit on category 4C or foundational concept 4, but you will have a total of 95 minutes to complete the Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems section of the MCAT.