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CH3F6 - Polymer and Colloid Science

  • Module code: CH3F6
  • Module name: Polymer and Colloid Science
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The principle module aims are to give students some deeper understanding in key concepts of polymer chemistry, polymer physics, and colloid science. A choice have been made to discuss the chemistry and physics of polyethylene and polypropylene (global dominant polymer products), to elaborate on living (radical) polymerization and how this has lead to a renaissance in the fabrication of copolymers with control of monomer sequence and chain architecture. The use of amphiphilic copolymers will be discussed by means of assembly in solution, and bulk. The underlying physics will be discussed. Moreover, thermodynamics of mixing will be discussed. Colloids will be introduced and an emphasis is made on emulsion and miniemulsion processes to fabricate colloidal particles. The mechanisms of these processes will be discussed indepth. Copolymerization and its kinetic modelling will be discussed in both homogeneous and heterogeneous polymerization systems. The basic physics of colloidal motion and colloidal stability will be discussed.

Principal learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of this module are to provide the students with a solid in depth basis of several (industrially) relevant key topics in polymer and colloid science. Interlinks with other areas of science will be demonstrated (thermodynamics, kinetics, physics)

Timetabled teaching activities

24 Lectures 6 hours Workshops

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/CH3F6

Other essential notes

Pre-requisites: CH242

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: CH3F6-15)
B (Examination only) Polymer and Colloid Science 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed visiting/exchange students 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

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