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ETPL 2230 - Properties of Polymers 1

Credits: 4
Introduction to the molecular structures, molecular mass distributions, tacticity, thermal transitions, and morphology of commercial, synthetic polymers, and their relationships to properties (from an applications standpoint).  Describes the polymerization mechanisms; step and chain growth, plus the industrial processes utilized for the manufacture of polymers; bulk, suspension, dispersion, interface, and emulsion, including the mechanisms of the current catalyst systems; Ziegler-Natta and metallocene.  Extensive coverage of both the amorphous and crystalline states is provided.  The visoelastic characteristics of polymers are explained and modeled.  The curing kinetics of thermoset polymers will be investigated.  The lab component includes the characterization and testing of polymers, using differential scanning calorimetry and capillary rheometry, plus the Instron and Izod Impact testing machines. Prereq: CHEM 1142 and MATH 2120 Coreq: PHYS 2202 3 lecture hours 3 lab hours $