2008 RACI Titration competition
Around 230 high school students attended UQ to participate in the Royal Australian Chemical Institute's Titration Competition for 2008. Acid-base titration is a method in chemistry that allows quantitative analysis of the concentration of an unknown acid or base solution. It makes use of the neutralization reaction that occurs between acids and bases, and that we know how acids and bases will react if we know their formula. Students competed in teams of three in SMMS's modern undergraduate teaching laboratories on Levels 2 and 5 of the Chemistry Building to impress judges with the molarity of their acetic acid solutions.
High-scoring teams received certificates and mounted plaques for themselves and their schools and an opportunity to participate in the national finals. The winning teams on the day were from Villa Nova and St Edmund's College Ipswich.