Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Polymer Chemistry I KIM473 7 2 + 0 3

Prerequisites NONE

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Prof. ŞADİ ŞEN
Instructors Prof. ŞADİ ŞEN
Goals To introduce polymer chemistry for students about the ways for polymer sythesis, the structure of various polymers and other conventinal properties; To underline the importance of polymer chemistry in our life; To win creative capability for students to produce special polymeric materials;
Contents Introduction to Polymers; Classification of Polymers; Classification of Polymers according to Molecular mass; Classification of Polymers according to thermal behaviour of polymers; Classification according to tacticity; Classification of Polymers according to structure of chain; Classification of Polymers according to chemical structure; Classification of Polymers according to Technological usage; Classification of Polymers according to Thermal behaviours ;Classification of polymers according to Physical structure of Polymer chains; Classification of Polymers according to repeating units; Condensation Polymers; Addition Polymers; Classification of Polymers according to conductivity; Definition of Polyelectrolytes; Definition of Ionomers; Molecular mass types for Polymers; Nomenclature of Polymers;Degradation of Polymers; Fractionation of Polymers
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 After taking this course a student should:
2 Notice the difference between monomer and polymer molecules
3 Notice to obtain huge number of polymeric materials depending on the synthesis conditions
4 Understand that polymeric materials that have different physical,chemical,electrical, optical, etc. cen be used in various fields for different purposes
5 Have insight for the production of some special polymeric materials sibce being for the multi-purposes applications
6 Learn polymerization mechanisms such as radicalic, Anionic, Cationic, Coordination
7 Notice which polymers are natural or synthetic
8 Understand between Amorf and crystalline polymers
9 understand that Linear, branched and crosslinked polymer chains affect the properties of polymers
10 Learn about Polyelectrolyte and Ionomer concepts
11 Learn some proposed theories about structure of the polymers
12 Learn the meaning of Average molecular mass concept for polymers
13 Learn the factors which cause the degradation of polymers
14 Learn how polmers are named

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lecture notes prepared from several sources will be presented through projection in the lecture; Lecture notes will be distributed to students; It will be advised for students to use Internet sites related with subject
Assessment Methods 1 MID-TERM examinatiın; 2 HOMEWORK , FINAL examination



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Definition of Polymer; Degree of polymerization; Average molecular mass concept; What is the meaning of polymer chain?Interactions between polymer chains; Amorf and Crystalline polymer concept; Solvation of Polymers; The factors which affect solubility; Theta conditions Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbooks,Related documants over Internet sources
2 Classification of polymers according to Molecular mass -where are the Oligomer, polymer, macromolekül concept -Classification of polymers according to whether they are available in nature or not; -Natural and synthetic polymers Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbook,Related documants over Internet sources
3 Condensation polymers; Synthesis of typical condensation polymers and explanation of mechanisms Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbook,Related documants over Internet sources
4 Addition Polymers: -Synthesis of polymers by Anionic, Cationic and Radicalic ways by using various catalytic systems and explanation of mechanisms Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbook,Related documants over Internet sources
5 Explanation of mechanisms of Coordination Polymerization and Ring Opening Polymerization ; Syntesis of typical Ring opening and Coordination Polymers. Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbook,Related documants over Internet sources
6 Classification of polymers according to monomer types; -Homopolymers, Copolymers,Random Copolymers,Alternating copolymers, Block copolymers, Graft Copolymers Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbook,Related documants over Internet sources
7 MID-TERM İşlenen konuların tekrarı
8 Classification of Polymers according to Thermal behaviours; -Thermosetting and Thermoplastic Polymers-Classification of polymers according to tacticity-İsotactic,Syndiotactic and Atactic Polymers Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbook,Related documants over Internet sources
9 Properties of Chain and Step polymerization; Linear Polymers; Branched Polymers, Ladder type Polymers,Comb type Polymers etc. Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbook,Related documants over Internet sources
10 Classification of Polymers according to Physical behaviours-Fluid, Solid and Rubbery Polymers-Classsification of polymers according to repeating units-Polyolefins,Polyesters, Polyacrylates, Polycarbonats,Polyeters etc. Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbook,Related documants over Internet sources
11 Classification of polymers according to Technological usage-Fiber, staple, duromer, resin, plastic, elastomer, viscoelastic materials-Classification of Polymers according to structure of geometric isomerization-cis and trans polymers Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbook,Related documants over Internet sources
12 Classification of Polymers according to chemical structure-Organic,Inorganic,Organic-Inorganic Polymers-Polyelectrolytes, İonomers Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbook,Related documants over Internet sources
13 Molecular mass types for Polymers and measurement techniques-Nomenclature of polymers Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbook,Related documants over Internet sources
14 Degradation of Polymers, Fractionation of Polymers Studying Lecture notes, Polymer textbook,Related documants over Internet sources



Sources
Textbook - Lecture notes
Additional Resources Prof.Dr.Mehmet SAÇAK, Polimer Kimyası, Prof.Dr.Bahattin Baysal, Polimer Kimyası, Billmeyer, Textbook of Polymer Science



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 90
Assignments 2 10
In-Term Total 3 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has textbooks containing current information, application tools and equipment , and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge supported by other resources in a scientific approach.
2 Adapts and transfers the acquired knowledge to secondary education.
3 Uses advanced institutional and practical knowledge acquired in the field.
4 Updates the information on daily conditions.
5 Comments on and evaluate the data by using advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field, identifies and analyzes the current problems of technological developments, and comes up with solutions based on research and evidence.
6 Has the ability to conceptualize the events and facts related with the field; analyze them with scientific methods and techniques.
7 Designs and performs experiments to analyze the problems, collects data, performs analyzes and comment on the results.
8 Carries out an advanced study related to the field independently.
9 Takes on responsibility individually and as a team member in order to solve unpredictable and complex problems encountered in applications related to the field.
10 Plans and manages the activities in a project under his responsibility for development.
11 Plays a role in the process of decision making when faced with problems about different discipline fields.
12 Uses time effectively in the process of inference with the ability of thinking analytically.
13 Evaluates the advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field with a critical perspective.
14 Determines the learning requirements and leads the learning process.
15 Develops a positive attitude towards lifelong learning.
16 Is aware of the necessity of lifelong learning and develops his Professional knowledge and skills continuously.
17 Informs people and organizations about the topics related to their fields; expresses his ideas and suggestions for solutions to problems in both oral and written form.
18 Shares his ideas and suggestions for solutions to the problems with experts and non-experts by supporting them with quantitative and qualitative data.
19 Organizes projects and activities for social environment he lives in with an awareness of social responsibility.
20 Follows advances in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
21 Uses information and communication technology along with software the Human Sciences the field requires at an advanced level.
22 Uses his knowledge of human health and environmental awareness acquired in their fields for society’s ends.
23 Behaves in a way adhering to the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in the process of data collection, commenting, application, publicizing the results related with the field
24 Has a sufficient level of awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality management, acting in a suitable way in processes and attendance (Instead of quality culture) the protection of cultural values, protection of the environment and health and security in the professional field.



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Assignments 2 5 10
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Final examination 1 4 4
Total Work Load (h) 88
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 2.93
ECTS Credit of the Course 3