NSW Schools Titration Competition

About the Competition

The NSW Schools Titration Competition is a quantitative analytical competition open to NSW students currently enrolled in Senior Chemistry studying towards the Higher School Certificate. The competition operates at a number of school and university venues throughout the State.

Students compete in teams of three and, in ninety minutes, must complete a set of acid-base titrations to determine the unknown concentration of a weak acid. The team's score will depend on the accuracy of the work of its members. The best score wins medals for the team. They may then be invited to participate in the National Competition later in the year.

NSW Chemistry Syllabus Links

The Competition is well aligned with the New Chemistry Syllabus. Competition entry can be used to satisfy 1.5 hours of practical experience and contribute to NSW Chemistry syllabus skills outcomes CH11/12-3, CH11/12-5 and knowledge & understanding outcomes CH11-9, CH12-13. It can also be used as a formative or summative assessment for a depth study. 

Competition Scope

The Competition in NSW attracts over 1200 students from across the state each year. To find out more, click on the links at the left of the page.