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CH242 - Introduction to Polymer Chemistry

  • Module code: CH242
  • Module name: Introduction to Polymer Chemistry
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Polymers are all around us, and the idea of the module is to give students an appreciation of how polymers may be synthesised, what properties they have and how to characterise them. This material will be core to most students.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: Understand living polymerisation; Understand the structure of polymers in the solid state - the Glassy and Crystalline states; Understand Free Radical Homopolymerisation; Understand copolymerisation and free radical co-polymerisation; Understand Advanced Condensation Polymerisation, Understand Stereochemistry and tacticity; Understand the structure of polymers in solution and related characterization methods.

Timetabled teaching activities

5 weeks, 18 contact hours ( 1 problem class, 15hrs lectures, 2hrs tutorials).

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/CH242

Other essential notes

Pre-requisites: CH161, CH162

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
7.5 CATS (Module code: CH242-7.5)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Chemistry with Intercalated Year (B9F1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Chemistry (BF91) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) Variants (F101) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F105) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F106) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) (F107) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate MChem Chemistry with Industrial Training (F108) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F121) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) Variants (F122) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F125) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F126) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry(with Intercalated Year) (F127) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Training (F128) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemical Biology MChem with Intercalated Year (F1C1) - Year 2
  • MChem Chemical Biology (FC11) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry and Business Studies (FN11) - Year 2
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (F1N1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (with Intercalated Year) (F1N2) - Year 2