Physical Chemistry of Polymers 1







Scripts - Physical Chemistry of Polymers 1  (login with your JGU account)

 

 

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 (additional content in winter term only)
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


Apr.  18, 2018:   Introduction 
 
 
Apr.  25, 2018:    Ideal Chains

May  02, 2018:    Entropy Elasticity

May  16, 2018:    Real Chains

May  30, 2018:    Theta-State vs. Good-Solvent State

Jun. 06, 2018:    Chain Dynamics

Jun. 13, 2018:    FloryHuggins Theory

Jun. 20, 2018:    Phase Diagrams

Jun. 27, 2018:    Osmotic Pressure

Jul.  05, 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


May  08, 2018 :    Ideal Chains + Entropy Elasticity

May  22, 2018 :    Excluded Volume

Jun. 05, 2018 :    Flory Theory

Jun. 19, 2018 :    Polymer Thermodynamics

Jul.   03, 2018:    Q & A + Practicing Exam

 

 

Results of the Exam written on Febr. 08, 2018


PC Part

Code in Column 4: XX..YY

X = cross sum of your matriculation number's 4th and 5th digit
Y = cross sum of your matriculation number's 6th and 7th digit

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: February 26th 2018 ! After this date the results are official ! )

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

 

points total percent mark code
40.5 81.0 2.0 08..14
40.5 81.0 2.0 12..11
38.5 77.0 2.3 15..05
38.5 77.0 2.3 07..16
37.5 75.0 2.3 10..08
37.0 74.0 2.7 06..11
37.0 74.0 2.7 06..04
35.0 70.0 2.7 05..11
33.5 67.0 3.0 09..14
31.5 63.0 3.3 11..08
30.5 61.0 3.3 05..05
29.5 59.0 3.7 12..08
29.5 59.0 3.7 05..12
26.5 53.0 4.0 13..14
25.0 50.0 4.0 15..06
25.0 50.0 4.0 10..00