SubjectsSubjects(version: 954)
Course, academic year 2019/2020
Physical Chemistry of Polymers - S112008
Title: Physical Chemistry of Polymers
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2021
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: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: AM112002
Guarantor: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc.
Examination dates   Schedule   

M. Chanda: Introduction to Polymer Science and Chemistry, CRC Press 2006,

L.H. Sperling: Physical Polymer Science, John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2006, ISBN-13 978-0-471-70606-9

Last update: Brožek Jiří (19.02.2018)
Syllabus - Czech

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, 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 (19.02.2018)
Entry requirements

Macromolecular chemistry - basic knowledge (It will be verified by entrance test).

Last update: Brožek Jiří (09.07.2012)
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)