RACI Titration Competition

    RACI Titration Competition

    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 skills 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 performs a simple acid-base titration exercise.

    These titration exercises vary slightly from state to state but are equivalent in their requirements.

    Each team will standardise a sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution against a supplied acid solution e.g. hydrochloric acid (HCl) or oxalic acid. The alkali solution is then used to determine three (3) weak acid (acetic or oxalic) solutions with the sodium hydroxide solution.


    Judging will be on the basis of the values each team reports for the titres and concentrations of the NaOH and acetic 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 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).

    All results must be communicated to the National Coordinator by 3 pm Friday 27 September.


    Titration Challenge 2019 for Teachers and School Laboratory Technicians 

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

    The Titration Challenge 2019 is offered to teachers and scientific assistants who want to test their titration skills.

    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.

    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.


    Titration Competition Downloads



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