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 started in Brisbane Queensland in 1980, and since 1984 has been part of the Australian National Chemical Analysis Competition.The top teams from the Regional Competitions held throughout Australia are eligible to enter the Finals of the National Competition, to be held in the second half of the year (usually October).
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 Regional Titration Competitions. Leading Teams from the Regional Competitions are eligible to enter the National Finals.