MZH2 - Physical chemistry of macromolecules

Course specification
Course titlePhysical chemistry of macromolecules
Study programmeChemical engineering
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    ConditionPhysical chemistryОблик условљености
    The goalAcquiring knowledge on the relationship between polymer structure and morphology and their physical and mechanical properties.
    The outcomeAfter the students fulfilled all the requirements and passed the exam, they : (i) acquired knowledge on polymer properties in solution and solid state; (ii) acquired a capability of predicting the influence of macromolecular structure and morphology on polymer properties.
    Contents of lecturesConformation and configuration of polymer chains. Thermodynamics of dilute solutions of polymers. The amorphous state. The crystalline state. Thermodynamics of phase transitions. Glass – rubber transition behavior. Theories of the glass transition. Effect of macromolecular molar mass and other parameters on the glass transition temperature. Cross-linked polymers and rubber elasticity. Thermodynamics of polymer surfaces and interfaces
    Contents of exercisesDetermination of solubility parameter of polymers by viscometry. Determination of degree of crystallinity by differential scanning calorimetry. Determination of glass transition of polymer by differential scanning calorimetry.
    1. L. H. Sperling, “Introduction to Physical Polymer Science”, John Wiley&Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2006
    2. H.G. Elias, “An Introduction to Polymer Science”, VCH, Weinheim, 1997
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    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, practical lessons, discussions
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures6Test paper
    Practical lessons18Oral examination50