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Update on the 2020 Victorian Titration Competition



Update on the 2020 Victorian Titration Competition

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Victorian Branch is very pleased to advise you that this year’s State Competition will go ahead in Term 3!

All secondary schools in Victoria are still very welcome to apply, if they have not already done so.

Who can compete?

The competition is open to all students enrolled in VCE Chemistry or IB Chemistry classes. The students compete in their school laboratories in teams of three. The members of a team may be from the same year level or from different year levels. Teams can include exchange students.

The benefits to your students

The overwhelming response to the competition in recent years has been very positive. We are sure that your students also will find it a very worthwhile, meaningful and fun experience! The competition gives them an excellent opportunity to build on their science investigation skills.

What does the competition involve?

Each team member performs two series of acid-base titrations to determine the concentration of a solution of a strong base and hence the concentration of ethanoic acid in a mystery vinegar solution. (These solutions are supplied to the school.) Each team member analyses different solutions, and all three team members must work together to agree on their measurements and calculations. Teams will be ranked on how close they get to the true concentration of each solution.

Once you have registered and paid, detailed instructions will be provided and should be given to all team members. Separate advice will be provided for all supervising teachers. These, the online links and the chemicals will be provided early in Term 3. You then will have until the end of Term 3 to compete in the competition.


Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in the Victorian Competition and certificates of recognition will be sent to winning schools. The top-placed team in the competition will be awarded the inaugural Jenny Sharwood Shield, which has been purchased and named by RACI in recognition of Jenny’s lifetime service to chemistry education.


The National Titration Competition

Because of the long school closure due to COVID-19, we will not be competing in the national competition this year.


Key information for entering the 2020 Victorian Titration Competition

  • There is no limit on the number of teams schools can sponsor.
  • The entry fee per team is $45.00.
  • The closing date for entering your teams if you have not done so already is Friday 26 June, 2020.

Please Click Here to Register


You will be sent the online link and information needed to compete, once registration and payment is complete. This will be sent no later than the first week of Term 3.

Solutions will be delivered to participating schools by the middle of Term 3, so that the competition can be carried out at a time convenient for each school. 

Results must be submitted online by Friday 18 September 2020.

Schools will be notified of the results by Monday 12 October.

Good luck!

Withdrawing your school from the competition

If as a result of COVID-19, you instead wish to withdraw your registration for the Victorian Competition and obtain a refund, please notify us here.

We understand the significant impact of school closures this year, and hope that you will be able to enter teams in next year’s competition.



The RACI would like to acknowledge the ongoing support and sponsorship of Rowe Scientific for the RACI Titration Competition.