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

April 20, 2017:   Introduction 
 
 
April 27, 2017:    Ideal Chains

May 04, 2017:     Entropy Elasticity

May 11, 2017:     Real Chains

May 18, 2017:    Theta-State vs. Good-Solvent State

June 01, 2017:   Chain Dynamics

June 08, 2017:   FloryHuggins Theory

June 22, 2017:   Phase Diagrams

June 29, 2017:   Osmotic Pressure

July 06, 2017:    Questions & Answers, Practicing Exam

July 13, 2017:     Written Exam (both OC and PC Part of the Macro-Class)


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

May 02, 2017 :               Ideal Chains

May 15 + 16, 2017 :      Entropy Elasticity

May 29 + 30, 2017 :      Excluded Volume

June 12 + 13, 2017 :    Flory Theory

June 26 + 27, 2017 :    Polymer Thermodynamics


Results of the Exam written on February 09, 2017

PC Part

Code in Column 4: XX..Y

X = cross sum of your matriculation number's 5th and 6th digit
Y = your matriculation number's 7th digit

Points Percent Mark Code
48 96 1,0 06..3
43 86 1,7 10..5
41 82 2,0 09..4
40,5 81 2,0 10..3
40 82 2,0 04..1
40 80 2,0 09..2
35 70 2,7 13..0
32 64 3,0 06..0
30 60 3,0 11..9
29 58 3,3 03..4
29 58 3,3 09..5
25 50 4,0 10..8
23 46 nb 17..0
23 46 nb 10..7
22 44 nb 03..0
20 40 nb 11..5
16 32 nb 07..4
14 28 nb 13..9
14 28 nb 13..8
13 26 nb 08..5
11,5 23 nb 12..0
10 20 nb 10..9
10 20 nb 05..0
5,5 11 nb 13..2