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What to Do When You Have No Clue

The SAT Subject Test in Chemistry is a difficult test – the College Board knows that you won’t know all the topics tested and adjusts the curve accordingly, but it can still be jarring and uncomfortable when you get a question that completely stumps you.

All is not lost, however: on some of these questions, you can utilize a technique that can, in the worst case scenario, get you a good guess. In the best case scenario, it can actually get you the correct answer!

Try this problem first:

desperateThen watch the solution & the strategy here:

About the Author:

I’m Rob Schombs, the founder of Reason Prep, creator of these videos, and your test prep tutor. I earned a BA in Chemistry (2006) and an MA in Science and Technology Studies (2009) from Cornell University. In 2010 I started tutoring SAT, ACT, math, chemistry, and writing full-time, and Reason Prep followed shortly after!