More than 280 students from 33 high schools attended UQ in May to participate in the Royal Australian Chemical Institute's Titration Competition for 2010.high school students

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 formulas.

Students competed in 95 teams of three in SCMB'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.

Competitions were also held at other venues in South East Qld.

High-scoring teams received certificates and mounted plaques for themselves and their schools and an opportunity to participate in the national finals held later in the year.

The top four teams on the day at UQ were from Ipswich Girls Grammar School; Queensland Academy of Science, Mathematics and Technology; Brisbance State High School and Yeronga State High School.

For more information about the competition, contact SCMB's Gwen Lawrie.

Image: the winning team from Ipswich Girls Grammar School

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