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Australian National Chemical Analysis Competition

Activity by Ruth Meaney   |   added on Mar 02, 2011   |   Australia Official_iyc_logo

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.

 

THE COMPETITION

 

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: qld-raci@raci.org.au

2.       Central Queensland Regional Competition

·         Contact Dr Vicky Vicente-Beckett, CQU        v.vicente-beckett@cqu.edu.au

3.       Townsville and Cairns Regional Competition

·         Townsville - Contact Dr Murray Davies – JCU Townsville murray.davies@jcu.edu.au

·         Cairns - Contact Dr Michael Liddell – JCU Cairns                    michael.liddell@jcu.edu.au

4.       Mackay Regional Competition  - contact Mr Alun Tunnah                    atunnah@mccmky.qld.edu.au

 

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)

 


Topic: chemistry education, educational materials, hands-on activities, workshops, demonstrations, competition, analytical chemistry Audience: students, educators, teachers, educational institutions, secondary school students, high schools, school children, secondary schools, secondary schools students
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