Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404004812018POLYMER CHEMISTRYElective476
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to understand polymerisation processes and to explain phsical properties of polymers
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hakan AKAT
Learning Outcomes
1to learn polymer synthesis methods
2to understand polymerisation reaction kinetics
3be able to understand the control of polymerisation processes
4To learn how to characterize polymeric materials
5relate the uses of thermoplastics and thermosets to their properties and structure
6evaluate the social, economic and environmental impact of the widespread use of plastic products
7learned safe chemical practices, including waste handling and safety equipment
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Basic concepts, polymerisation reactions( condensation , additional , coordination , ring-opening , copolymerisation ) , characterisation of polymers and their physical properties.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1General sight to polymers , basic concepts and introduction to polymer synthesis methods
2Step polymerization and kinetics
3Step polymerization and kinetics
4Radical additional polymerization and kinetics
5Radical additional polymerization and kinetics
6Ionic additional polymerization, anionic polymerization and kinetics
7Cationic polymerization and kinetics
8Midterm Exam
9Coordination polymerization
10Ring opening Polymerization
11Copolymerization
12Averaged molar mass in the polymers and its measurement methods , structural analysis
13Averaged molar mass in the polymers and its measurement methods , structural analysis
14Thermal properties of polymers
15Solubility of polymers, Polymerization practice
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Helper Book(s): P.J.Flory,”Principles of Polymer Chemistry” George Banta Comp.1967 G.Odian,”Principles of Polymerization”Wiley İnterscience,2004 S.L.Rosen,”Fundamental Principles of Polymeric Materials” Wiley-Interscience Pub. (1993) F.W.Billmeyer,”Textbook of Polymer Science” Wiley-Interscience Pub. (1984)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory10330
Problem Solving14114
Report Preparation10330
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination15050
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)181
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