High-schoolers get competitive about chemistry
More than 240 students from 24 high schools attended The University of Queensland on 28 May to participate in the Royal Australian Chemical Institute's Titration Competition for 2011.
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.
Students competed in teams of three in SCMB's modern undergraduate teaching laboratories on levels two and five of the Chemistry Building to impress judges with the accuracy of their determination of the molarity of their acetic acid solutions.
Competitions were also held at other venues in South East Queensland.
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 three teams on the day at UQ were from Ipswich Girls Grammar School; Trinity Lutheran College 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