Titration Competition

Dear Community,

This message serves to confirm that RACI National activities related to the Crystal Growing Competition, the Titration Competition, the Titration Teacher Challenge have been paused for the year 2024 whilst we review our national offerings. Despite this pause, there may still be School programs available at your State/Territory level for participation. For details on what may be available in your State/Territory, please refer to the information on this page and keep an eye out on our social media accounts for updates. 

Please note that the International Chemistry Quiz is not impacted and students can be enrolled in this. 

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to your continued participation in our School programs.

Best regards,

The RACI Education & Outreach Team

Fueling Passion, Fostering Excellence: Elevate Your Chemistry Journey with the Titration Competition!

The Titration Competition aims to inspire high school students with a passion for Chemistry, especially its hands-on aspects, to enhance their scientific abilities and comprehension. This competition offers participants the chance to engage in experimental work within a university laboratory in their state (where possible), providing them with valuable experience. Additionally, participants have the exciting opportunity to compete on a national scale.

Open to Students based in Australia. 

What does the Titration experiment involve?

In this experiment, each team member conducts two rounds of acid-base titrations to ascertain the unknown concentration of a weak acid within a supplied solution. The potential weak acids include ethanoic acid (commonly known as acetic acid), oxalic acid, or potassium hydrogen phthalate. Prior to determining the concentration of the unknown acid, a solution of the strong base sodium hydroxide is standardized using the provided standard acid.

How does the competition work?

The competition unfolds through distinct preliminary investigation activities in each state and territory. These activities aim to pinpoint the most skilled teams, qualifying them for participation in the national finals. 

How does the judging work? 

Teams are evaluated based on the reported values for the unknown weak acid used in the preliminary titration investigation within their respective state or territory. The ranking is determined by how closely the teams approximate the actual concentration for each acid. Although there may be slight variations in the volumetric analyses from state to state, the requirements remain equivalent.

Top-performing teams in each state or territory competition are anticipated to receive invitations to the national finals held in Term 3. During the finals, all participating teams engage in the same analysis using provided samples of solid potassium hydrogen phthalate. This analysis can be conducted either at university campuses or at school, depending on the circumstances.

The announcement of the National Titration winners is scheduled for the beginning of Term 4. Every national finalist is awarded a gold or silver badge, and teams receive a plaque, while certificates are presented to recognize outstanding achievements.

How do I enter?

To enter the Competition, please consult the information provided further down this page, corresponding to your state or territory. 

Rules, Guide & History

State Competition Details 2024

Western Australia


Nathan Curnow - Nathan.Curnow@education.wa.edu.au

Register here: 

Own School - https://www.stickytickets.com.au/66SQ0

ECU Joondalup (Mon 24 June) - https://www.stickytickets.com.au/HBRP2

Curtin (Tues 18 June) - https://www.stickytickets.com.au/DWYQE

South Australia


Ian McMahon - imcmahon33@yahoo.com

Register here:


Registration deadline: May 22

Result submission deadline: July 4



Brendan Gourlay - bgourlay@gyc.tas.edu.au

Register here:


Registration deadline: 28 May

Result submission deadline: 30 August

Australian Capital Territory


Mark Ellison - mark.ellison@anu.edu.au

Register here:


Competition date: Thursday 9 May from 5-8pm

Competition location: Australian National University (Science Teaching Building); Bldg. 136



RACI VIC Branch - raci-viccmt@raci.org.au

Register here:


Registration deadline: 26 July 2024

Competition results to received by: 13 September 2024

 The New South Wales Branch will not be running the competition in 2024.

The Northern Territory Branch will not be running the competition in 2024.

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Team Score

1 Beenleigh State High School, QLD 29
2 Abbotsleigh, NSW 90
3 The Hutchins School, TAS 110
4 Wynnum State High School, QLD 131
5 Torrens Valley Christian School, SA 170
6 Belmont City College, WA 185
7 St John's Grammar School, SA 193
8 Ursula Frayne Catholic College, WA 206
9 Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney, NSW 266
10 Taroona High School (9-10), TAS 329
11 Hobart College, TAS 350
12 Concordia College, SA 369
13 St Hilda's School, QLD 405
14 Taroona High School (9-10), TAS 425
15 Adelaide Botanic High School, SA 441
16 Saint Margaret's Anglican Girls' School, QLD 445
17 Brisbane Girls Grammar School, QLD 477
18 Radford College, ACT 566
19 Beenleigh State High School, QLD 593
20 Hellyer College, TAS 618
21 St George Girls High School, NSW 689
22 St Hilda's School, QLD 706
23 Nuriootpa High School, SA 720
24 James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW 755
25 Taroona High School (9-10), TAS 833
26 Beenleigh State High School, QLD 926
27 Radford College, ACT 979
28 Guilford Young College, TAS 1021
29 Guilford Young College, TAS 1073
30 All Saints Anglican College, QLD 1086
31 Guildford Grammar School, WA 1196
32 Radford College, ACT 1249
33 Hobart College, TAS 1273
34 James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW 1326
35 Mansfield State High School, QLD 1355
36 Mitchelton State High School, QLD 1385
37 Fort Street High School, NSW 1413
38 Trinity Anglican School Cairns, QLD 1430
39 Ursula Frayne Catholic College, WA 1457
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