More than 220 students from 24 high schools attended UQ on 25 May to participate in the Queensland round of Royal Australian Chemical Institute's Titration Competition for 2013.

school girls in a lab

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 in 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.

Thirteen teams who scored 'excellent' at the UQ event are eligible to participate in the national finals held in October.  UQ hosts the Queensland section of the national finals.

The winning team on the day at UQ was from St Patrick's College, Shorncliffe.

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

Image: Some of the 75 competing teams.

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