RACI Titration Competition

    RACI Titration Competitions

    All secondary schools are invited to compete in their local state-based titration competition and progress to the National Titration competition.

    The RACI titration competitions are designed to encourage those students who enjoy Chemistry, particularly its practical side, to develop their scientific skills and understandings, and to reward those who attain a high level of proficiency.

    Entrants compete in teams of three (3).

    In the state-based competitions, each team member performs two sets of acid-base titrations in order to determine the unknown concentration of a weak acid in a solution that is supplied to them. This weak acid is either ethanoic acid (commonly known as acetic acid) or oxalic acid. This acid is standardised against a solution of the strong base, sodium hydroxide, which is first standardised against a standard solution of an acid (either hydrochloric acid or oxalic acid).

    These volumetric analyses vary slightly from state to state but are equivalent in their requirements.


    Judging will be on the basis of the values each team reports for the titres and for the concentrations of the sodium hydroxide and weak acid solutions. Teams will be ranked on how close they get to the actual concentration (lowest sum of errors).

    The top teams in each State competition will be invited to represent their state in the National Finals during Term 3.

    All national finalists receive a gold or silver badge and a team plaque is awarded to outstanding teams.

    Australian National Titration Competition (ANTC) Finals

    The ANTC Finals provide an opportunity for teams that have done well at the State level to demonstrate their skills by completing a more challenging analysis in a nationwide competition.

    Once regional competition results are finalised, Coordinators in each State will invite successful teams to take part in the ANTC finals.

    Competition details can be downloaded below (see ANTC Rules).

    Titration Challenge for Chemistry Educators & Laboratory Technicians 

    Can you titrate as well as your students and your colleagues around the country?

    The Titration Challenge is offered to anyone in an educational institution who is teaching Chemistry or working as a laboratory technician.

    Participants will individually perform the same analysis as that performed by students in the finals of the Australian National Titration Competition.

    See below to download full competition details and click here to register.

    Tips to Improve your Titration Skills

    Are you struggling to obtain accurate results when you titrate?

    Download "A Guide to Titration” below to learn more about improving your skills.

    Or watch our instructional YouTube videos below...

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    Using pipettehttps://youtu.be/qcWF05hMWWI

    Rinsing burettehttps://youtu.be/gPQK6cP3J9A

    Filling burettehttps://youtu.be/VuG5G1S95uU






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