Physical Chemistry of Polymers 1







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Goal

This lecture aims at establishing a basis of knowledge and competence for understanding fundamental structure–property relations of polymers, such to arc further teaching contents in the fields of polymer chemistry and materials engineering.

 

Requirements

Basic knowledge in organic and physical chemistry as well as mathematics, as taught in bachelor-level classes of these fields.

 

09.032.641 Lecture: Introduction to Macromolecular Chemistry: Physical Chemistry of Polymers
Topics and Contents

1. Introduction
Delimination of the Field of Macromolecular Chemistry, History of the Discipline, Definition of the Teaching and Learning Targets of this Lecture

2. Ideal Chains
Chain Conformation, End-to-End Distance, Radius of Gyration, Characteristic Ratio, Kuhn Model, Persistence, Random Walk Statistics, Gaussian Coils, Free Energy of Ideal Chains, Entropy Elasticity, Fractality of Polymers

3. Real Chains
Interaction Potentials, Mayer f-Function, Excluded Volume, Types of Solvents, Theta State, Conformation of Real Chains, Flory Theory, Blob Model, Rouse and Zimm Dynamics

4. Thermodynamics of Polymer Systems
Lattice Model, Flory–Huggins Theory, Chi Parameter, Solubility Parameters, Phase Behavior of Polymer–Solvent and Polymer–Polymer Systems, Osmotic Pressure

5. Polymer Analytics (optional additional content)
Molecular Weight Distributions and Characteristic Averages, Osmometry to Determine Mw and A2, Static and Dynamic Light Scattering: Zimm-Plot, Stokes–Einstein Equation, and Rho Ratio, Viscometry: Kuhn–Mark–Houwink–Sakurada Equation

 

Dates and Lessons

Oct. 19, 2017:     Introduction 
 
 
Oct. 26, 2017:      Ideal Chains

Nov. 02, 2017:     Entropy Elasticity

Nov. 09, 2017:     Real Chains

Nov. 16, 2017:     Theta-State vs. Good-Solvent State

Nov. 23, 2017:     Mid-Term Questions and Answers


Dec. 07, 2017:    Chain Dynamics

Dec. 21, 2017:    FloryHuggins Theory

Jan. 11, 2018:     Phase Diagrams

Jan. 18, 2018:     Osmotic Pressure

Jan. 25, 2018:    Polymer Analytics 1

Feb. 01, 2018:    Polymer Analytics 2


Feb. 08, 2018:    Written Exam (both OC and PC Part of the Macro-Class)



09.032.650 Exercise: Introduction to Macromolecular Chemistry (Part 1 + 2)
Dates and Excercise Topics

Oct. 30, 2017 :               Ideal Chains

Nov. 13 + 14, 2017 :     Entropy Elasticity

Nov. 27 + 28, 2017 :     Excluded Volume

Dec. 11 + 12, 2017 :    Flory Theory

Jan. 08 + 09, 2018 :    Polymer Thermodynamics

Jan. 22 + 23, 2018:     Q & A + Practicing Exam




Results of the Exam written on July 13, 2017

PC Part

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X = cross sum of your matriculation number's 4th and 5th digit
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in case: XX..YY..ZZ , Z = cross sum of your matriculation number's 4th , 5th and 6th digit

If you want to check your exam, please contact Dr. W.Schärtl by email to fix an appointment.

(deadline: August 3rd 2017 ! After this date the results are official ! )

If you form groups of 4-5 people for this, in advance, it is greatly appreciated!

 

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