At the chemistry competition, which has been held annually in various host countries since 1968, high school students from nearly 60 countries competed on exams that included both a practical laboratory section and a theoretical part. The theoretical exam consisted of 35 questions on general, physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry. The practical laboratory exam involved a peptide synthesis and a titration reaction. A Belarus student beat all competitors in the theory section of the contest, and a Venezuelan student earned the highest score for the practical section. The students also spent some leisure time touring Greece.
The consistent ranking of the Iranian team among the top five in the past few decades is a true testimonial to the dedication of educators and ambitious students in Iran who while working closely, have indeed conspicuously placed the names Iran and Iranians on top in science, mathematics, computer and robot completions worldwide.
The Iranian Chemists' Association of the ACS and its worldwide membership take the opportunity to congratulating our compatriots from our homeland, wishing them continued success.
Reported by D Rahni (www.drrahni.com)
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