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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Physical Chemistry of Polymers - AM112002
Title: Physical Chemistry of Polymers
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc.
Examination dates   Schedule   
The course is focused on distribution of molar mass of polymers, polymer chain dimensions in solution, thermodynamic of polymer solutions, theoretical basics of methods used in determination of polymer molar mass and polymer - solvent interactions.
Last update: Brožek Jiří (01.03.2018)

D: M. Chanda: Introduction to Polymer Science and Chemistry, CRC Press 2006; ISBN 978-0-8493-7384-8

D: L.H. Sperling: Introduction to Physical Polymer Science, John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2006; ISBN 978-0-471-70606-9

D: D: S. Koltzenburg, M. Maskos, O. Nuyken: Polymer Chemistry, Springer, 2017; ISBN 978-3-662-49277-2

Last update: Brožek Jiří (21.02.2018)

1. Molar mass averages, distribution of molar mass.

2. Molar mass distribution functions, the most probable and other types of function.

3. Polymer chain dimensions, end to end distance, radius of gyration.

4. Thermodynamic of polymer solutions, entropy, enthalpy and Gibbs energy of mixing.

5. Solubility parameters, phase diagram polymer-solvent and polymer-solvent-nonsolvent.

6. Light scattering from polymer solutions.

7. Small-angle X-ray scattering, small-angle neutron scattering, dynamic light scattering.

8. Viscosity of polymer solutions, Einsten equation,determination of limiting viscosity number.

9. Mark-Houwink equation, viscometry methods.

10. Colligative properties in determination of molar mass.

11. Polymer fractionation, theory and experimental methods.

12. Size exclusion chromatography, calibration, concentration and molar mass detectors.

Last update: Brožek Jiří (20.02.2018)
Course completion requirements

In order to complete the subject the student has to pass a written examination test with a result better than 50%, and finally to pass successfully the oral examination.

Last update: Brožek Jiří (19.02.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1.5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 2 56
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.5 42
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 70
Oral examination 30