Spring 2019 - CHEM 442 D100
Polymeric Materials Chemistry (3)
Class Number: 7799
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Jan 3 – Apr 8, 2019: Mon, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Jan 3 – Apr 8, 2019: Wed, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 18, 2019
Thu, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Prerequisites:CHEM 282 or 283, with a minimum grade of C-.
The course covers the detailed chemistry of polymers, including polymer structure, studies of polymer solutions, molecular weight determination, and the synthesis of polymers. In addition, topics of current interest in polymer science will be discussed. Quantitative.
Section I. POLYMER STRUCTURE
Section II. MICROSTRUCTURE AND CHAIN CONFORMATION OF POLYMERS
Section III. POLYMERS IN SOLUTION
Section IV. DETERMINATION OF MOLECULAR WEIGHTS
Section V. SYNTHESIS OF POLYMERS
Section VI. SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLYMER SCIENCE
- Midterm Exam 1 25%
- Midterm Exam 2 25%
- Final Exam 50%
- 3-5 Assignments 0%
Students will complete and self-evaluate three to five assignments.
H. R. Allcock. Contemporary Polymer Chemistry. 3rd Edition. 2003. Publisher: Prentice Hall.
This is a good, general source on the principles of polymer chemistry. Copies of the textbook are available on reserve at the library. Students are not required to purchase an individual copy of the textbook, unless they want their own copy to annotate.
ON RESERVE AT THE LIBRARY:
- H.R. Allcock, Contemporary Polymer Chemistry, QD 381 A44 (3 copies)
- G.C. Odian, Principles of Polymerization, QD 281 P6 O3 (4 copies)
- A. Rudin, Elements of Polymer Science and Engineering, QD 381 R8 (2 copies)
- R.B. Seymour, Polymer Chemistry; An Introduction, QD 381 S483 (2 copies)
Department Undergraduate Notes:
A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.
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