Course Description - Chemistry 447 is an introduction to, and an overview of, the synthesis, properties, characterization, and applications of high molecular weight materials, i.e., macromolecules. Major emphasis in this course will be on synthetic, as opposed to naturally occurring polymers.
Dr. Henry E. Berkheimer Lecture and Laboratory -----
Texts and Required Equipment
a. Text: "Introduction to Polymers", 2nd. Ed., by
Young and Lovell
b. Bound laboratory notebook *Freeman)
c. Electronic calculator
d. Laboratory safety glasses
e. Lab deposit- $10 at check in (refundable minus breakage at check-out)
a. Lectures - MWF, 8:00 AM (HBC 215) - attendance requiredGrading Scheme
b. Homework - homework will be assigned at regular intervals and is designed to reinforce learning. Due dates for homework will be indicated on the handout.
c. Laboratory - Thursday, 1:00 - 5:00 PM (HBC 239) - attendance required. A chronology of lab experiments is shown on the attached tentative schedule. Laboratory experiments will be given out at least a week ahead of time; in some cases, advance lab preparation may be required.
The final course grade will be determined by the following weighting
|Hour Exams (3)||30%|
Letter grades will assigned on the usual basis:
|A||=||90 - 100%|
|B||=||80 - 90%|
|C||=||70 - 79%|
|D||=||60 - 69%|
Plus and minus grades will also be assigned where appropriate. Assignment of final grade will also be influenced by such factors as attendance and laboratory preparation and performance, particularly where a student has a borderline average.
Policy on Attendance for Exams
There will be no makeup exams. If an exam is missed for a truly legitimate reason and the student informs me promptly, a zero will not be recorded, and other exams will be weighted more heavily. The tentative schedule of exams is shown on the attached schedule.
Office hours will be posted as soon as I have all students' schedules. However, appointments for individual discussion may be made at almost any time.
Please do not hesitate to talk with me if any problems should
|Young & Lovell||Week #||WEEK
|1.1||1||10-Jan||INTRO; STRUCT/PROP; DEFINITIONS||HW-1: ORG CHEM||CHECK-IN; NOTEBOOKS|
|THRU||2||17-Jan||MW; GENLNS RE: Tg & Tm||NYLON ROPE|
|1.3||3||24-Jan||POLY CLASSN; NOMENCLATURE;
STEPWISE & CHAIN-RXN. KINETICS
|POLYESTERIFCAN & HYDLS.|
|2.1 THRU||4||31-Jan||STEP-RXN. POLYMN.||HW-2: THRU STEP-RXN||AIBN DECOMP.|
|2.3||5||07-Feb||STEP-RXN. POLYMN.||EXAM 1||EXAM 1|
|2.4||6||14-Feb||CHAIN-RXN. POLYMN.||F.R. STY & MMA|
|2.4 - 2.10||7||21-Feb||CHAIN-RXN. POLYMN.||ACID STY & STY+MMA|
|8||06-Mar||CHAIN-RXN. POLYMN.||HW-3: CHAIN RXN
|2.15 - 2.16||9||13-Mar||COPOLYMN.||F.R. STY & MMA|
|2.4.12 - 2.4.15||10||20-Mar||COPOLY & TECHNIQUES||HW-4: COPOLY||EMULSN. POLY STY|
|3.1 THRU 3.4||11||27-Mar||POLY. SOLNS.||HW-5: SOLNS.||PVA SOLN & FILMS|
|3.5 THRU 3.12||12||03-Apr||POLY. SOLNS. & CHARACTN.||EXAM 3||EXAM 3|
|3.19 - 3.20||13||10-Apr||CHARACTN.||HW-6: CHARN.||CHECK OUT|
Last updated January 10, 2000.
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