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Calling out to all you Chemistry enthusiasts!

This event tests your ability to analyze a given chemical problem, work out the best suited (theoretical) solution, and model it (practically) within constrained time and resources. It requires the participants to use basic knowledge of Chemistry to produce a specific chemical/physical effect.

The best model wins!

Event Specifications:

Number of rounds: 2

The Elimination round:

Time duration: 30-40 minutes.

 ·   It will consist of a written MCQ test, based on the latest advancements and their practical applications in the various fields of Chemistry.

 ·  There will be equal weightage for all questions and negative marking for wrong responses, along with a few tie-breaker questions.

The Final Round :

Time Duration: 90 minutes

·   Participants will be presented with a chemical problem, whose basic principle will be explained on the spot. They will be asked to perform their own experiments from within a given set of chemicals.

·   Experimental data will be provided to the participants to help them decide on the best set of chemicals for their models. The participants should use the given information and their basic knowledge of reactions, to model the problem using the best possible methods.

·   The effect specified will have a definite quantitative measurability, to provide for the judging criterion.

·   The expected chemical reactions will be simple enough for a person acquainted with elementary chemistry to perform in the given time period. All chemicals involved will be non-hazardous and no special lab-skills will be required.

The event essentially tests the aptitude of a student, to solve a real life problem using limited resources and time, both theoretically and practically.


Round 1

Date: 6th February 2010

Time: 10am to 12 noon


       ·   No. of members per team: Min:1 Max:3

      ·   10 teams will be selected for the final round, on the basis of the elimination round.

      ·   Fixed and equal amounts of chemicals will be provided to all the teams in the final round.

       ·   The number of trials for each team will be fixed (2/3)

Judging Criteria:

Elimination Round:

Finalists will be decided on the basis of marks scored by each team in the round.

Final Round:

·   The final score of each team will be determined from the best of the given trials (2/3).

       ·   The final score of each team will be derived directly from the measure of the physical/chemical effect to be produced.

       ·   In case of a tie, the effectiveness of the models will be compared by the event judges, and winner will be decided accordingly. Parameters for judging may include amount of chemicals used, feasibilty of the solution, economic factors, size, weight etc.

Certification Policy:

·                   Certificates of Excellence will be awarded to the winning teams and to next runners up teams qualifying for the final round.

·                   Certificates of Participation will be awarded to all other teams participating in the event.

Event Managers

Shallabh Mittal
Akash Chandrashekhar
Freddy Jose