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Course, academic year 2021/2022
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
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: AM112002
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Guarantor: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc.
Last update: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc. (19.02.2018)

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

Syllabus - Czech
Last update: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc. (19.02.2018)

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, 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.

Entry requirements
Last update: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc. (09.07.2012)

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

Course completion requirements
Last update: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc. (19.02.2018)

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.