Australian National Chemical Analysis CompetitionActivity by Ruth Meaney | added on Mar 02, 2011 | Australia
Sponsor(s): The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Inc
The competition encourages students who enjoy Chemistry - especially practical Chemistry. Entrants compete in teams of three. Each team member performs a simple acid-base titration. A NaOH solution is standardised against standard HCl. An "unknown" acetic acid solution is then titrated with the NaOH solution.
The aim of the competition is to encourage students who enjoy Chemistry - especially practical Chemistry - and to recognise those who are becoming proficient. The Competition in Brisbane has been held annually since 1980, and since 1984 has been part of the Australian National Chemical Analysis Competition (as a Regional Competition). Leading teams in the Regional Competition are eligible to enter the Finals of the National Competition, to be held in the second half of the year (usually October). For the S.E Qld Region, a winner is announced for each venue and an overall winner for the Region (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba Competition).
Entrants compete in teams of three (3). Each member of each team performs a simple acid-base titration exercise (the same as in previous years - more details are enclosed). A NaOH solution is standardised against standard HCl. An "unknown" acetic acid solution is then titrated with the NaOH solution. Judging is on the basis of the values the team members report for the acetic acid concentrations.
We are grateful to the host Institutions for allowing us the use of their facilities, and to all the many individuals who volunteer to assist in any way.
School enters teams from Grades 10, 11 and 12 firstly in the Queensland Regional Titration Competition. There are four (4) Qld Regional Competitions held during the year. Leading Teams from the Regional Competitions are eligible to enter the National Finals.
The National Finals are held in October.
1. S.E. QLD - Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Sunshine Coast Regional Competition – details below – for all enquiries please contact Ruth Meaney RACI Qld Branch Coordinator Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Central Queensland Regional Competition
· Contact Dr Vicky Vicente-Beckett, CQU email@example.com
3. Townsville and Cairns Regional Competition
· Townsville - Contact Dr Murray Davies – JCU Townsville firstname.lastname@example.org
· Cairns - Contact Dr Michael Liddell – JCU Cairns email@example.com
4. Mackay Regional Competition - contact Mr Alun Tunnah firstname.lastname@example.org
S.E.QLD REGIONAL COMPETITION - VENUES AND DATES
Saturday, 14 May 2011 Griffith University, Nathan Campus
(max. 35 teams)
Saturday, 14 May 2011 Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus
(max. 20 teams)
Saturday, 21 May 2011 Queensland University of Technology
(max. 25 teams)
Saturday, 21 May 2011 University of the Sunshine Coast
(max. 20 teams)
Saturday, 28 May 2011 University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
(max. 100 teams)
Saturday TBA May 2011 University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba Campus
(max. 8 teams)
Sunday TBA May 2011 St Saviour’s College, Toowoomba
(max. 12 teams)