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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHE 430 - Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology


Concept of macromolecules and synthesis of polymers from monomers. Step-growth and addition polymerization. Polymer structure, molecular size and shape and characterization techniques. Polymer solutions and phase equilibria. Solid state properties. Polymer morphology and transitional phenomena. Crystalline and amorphous states. Glassy, rubbery and viscous behavior. Rheological aspects. Viscoelasticity. Survey of commodity thermoplastics, engineering polymers and uses. Polymer additives and blends. Basic processing techniques. Lec 3.

Prerequisites: CHY 122 and CHY 251 or permission.

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3