Christine K. Luscombe
Introduction of preparative methods of polymers; physical chemistry of polymeric molecules in solution, liquid and solid phase; thermodynamics of polymers; methods of characterization; mechanical properties; fabrication techniques; properties of commercial polymers. Recommended: one quarter of physical chemistry; one quarter of organic chemistry. Offered: A.
Introduction to polymer synthesis and characterization. Physical and mechanical properties of polymers. Introduction to biopolymers and semiconducting polymers
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Review organic chemistry and physical chemistry courses
Class assignments and grading