Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Polymer Chemistry Lab KIM476 8 0 + 3 3

Prerequisites none

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Prof. HÜLYA ARSLAN
Instructors Prof. HÜLYA ARSLAN
Goals better understanding of Introduction to polymer chemistry issue, demonstration of the application of abstract concepts in the laboratory and the polymer material recognition. to teach synthesis and characterization of polymers, to give information about the physical and mechanical properties of polymers, to teach applications of some of the important industrial polymers.
Contents The Synthesis of polymers with Different structures (straight-chain and cross-linked)by using different polymerization methods such as Chain (addition) and the step (condensation) polymerization , Determination of molecular weights of obtained polymers by using Gel permeation chromatography and viscosity methods. Investigation of some properties such as the properties of the swelling and release of substances of Crosslinked polymers . The synthesis of conductive polymers by electrochemical method.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 can synthesize the polymer with different morphologies
2 can perform that Purification and characterization of the obtained polymers
3 can know how to molecular weights of polymers can be found
4 They know and recognize that Important industrial applications of polymers
5 knows applications of important industrial polymers

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Laboratory practice
Assessment Methods mid-term performance of the laboratory measured by preparing Quiz and the report for each experiment. evaluations are completed by performing 1 midterm and final exam.



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Chain (Addition) Polymerization to work experiment sheet and to examine the issues related to experiment from polymer chemistry textbook
2 Interfacial (condensation) polymerization to work experiment sheet and to examine the issues related to experiment from polymer chemistry textbook
3 Measurement of the viscosity average molar mass of polymers with a Ubbelohde viscometer to work experiment sheet and to examine the issues related to experiment from polymer chemistry textbook
4 Molecular weight determination using GPC to work experiment sheet and to examine the issues related to experiment from polymer chemistry textbook
5 Synthesis of crosslinked polymer to work experiment sheet and to examine the issues related to experiment from polymer chemistry textbook
6 Synthesis of crosslinked polymer to work experiment sheet and to examine the issues related to experiment from polymer chemistry textbook
7 Quiz
8 The release of chemical substances with Cross-linked polymers to work experiment sheet and to examine the issues related to experiment from polymer chemistry textbook
9 The release of chemical substances with Cross-linked polymers-continue to work experiment sheet and to examine the issues related to experiment from polymer chemistry textbook
10 Synthesis of Bakelite to work experiment sheet and to examine the issues related to experiment from polymer chemistry textbook
11 Polyurethane Synthesis to work experiment sheet and to examine the issues related to experiment from polymer chemistry textbook
12 Synthesis of conductive polymers by electrochemical method. to work experiment sheet and to examine the issues related to experiment from polymer chemistry textbook
13 compensation
14 Final Exam to learn related issues of experiments using the recommended resources



Sources
Textbook (1)Polymer laboratory experiments sheet(2)Polymer Chemistry textbook, Prof.Dr.Bahattin BAYSAL (3)Polymer Technology textbook, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Saçak
Additional Resources Textbook of Polimer Chemistry, Billmeyer



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 50
Quizzes 9 30
Laboratory 9 20
In-Term Total 19 100
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. x
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. x
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. x
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. x
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. x
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)
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 12 3 36
Laboratory 12 3 36
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Work Load (h) 97
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.23
ECTS Credit of the Course 3