Catalogue 2012 - 2013

CHEM 425 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering


3 cr.


CHEM 210 and CHEM 318, or permission of the instructor.

Course Description

This is an introductory survey of the organic and physical chemistry of polymer molecules. Emphasis is on methods of preparation, kinetics and mechanisms, techniques of characterization, and the details of conformations and chain dimensions. Other topics include structure-property relationships, mechanical and rheological properties, and the thermodynamics of polymers.


in alternate years.