Exercises in polymer chemistry

NAME OF THE COURSE Exercises in polymer chemistry

Code

KTG322

Year of study

3.

Course teacher

Assoc Prof Matko Erceg

Credits (ECTS)

2.0

Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

0

0

30

0

Status of the course

Elective

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

- acquiring practical knowledge about polymerization of polymers in laboratory
- identification and characterization of polymers by using complex methods and instruments
- report writing

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

Enrolled in or passed the course Polymer chemistry

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

After passing the exam, the student is expected to be able to:
- synthesize polymer in the laboratory
- create the procedure for analysis of polymers using modern analytical methods
- use the appropriate standards in analysis
- analyze and discuss the obtained experimental results
- write a report

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

Exercise 1. Swelling of the polymer
Exercise 2. Fractionation of polymer by fractional precipitation
Exercise 3. Viscometric determination of polymer molecular weight
Exercise 4. Polyesterification of adipic acid with diethylene glycol
Exercise 5. Suspension polymerization of styrene
Exercise 6. Identification of polymer by infrared spectroscopy
Exercise 7. Determination of the thermal characteristics of the polymer by using differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

Attending laboratory exercices in the 100% amount.

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance

0.0

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

1.0

Report

0.2

0.5

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.0

 

 

Tests

0.3

Oral exam

0.0

 

 

Written exam

0.0

Project

0.0

 

 

Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

Oral examination is done before each laboratory exercise. The student activity in the laboratory is monitored and evaluated as well as the reports from exercises. Oral examination, laboratory work and report account for 40%, 30% and 30% of the final grade, respectively.
Rating: sufficient (50-61%), good (62-74%), very good (75-87%), excellent (88-100%).

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)

Title

Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

T. Kovačić, B. Andričić, Struktura i svojstva polimera, Interna skripta za vježbe, Kemijsko-tehnološki fakultet, Split, 2007.

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Zavod za organsku tehnologiju

I. Klarić, N. Stipenanelov Vrandečić, Karakterizacija polimera, Interna skripta za vježbe, Kemijsko-tehnološki fakultet, Split, 2008.

0

Zavod za organsku tehnologiju

Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

 

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

Quality assurance will be performed at three levels: (1) University Level, (2) Faculty Level by Quality Control Committee, (3) Lecturer’s Level.

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)