[ 220CHEM18 ] Subject Chemistry

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26 ECTS Accumulative subject examination B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year Chemistry Oliver Brüggemann Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Bachelor's programme Polymer Engineering and Technologies 2018W
Objectives The subject chemistry provides a scientific education for polymer engineers and qualifies for advanced masters programs in polymer-engineering, economic-engineering or chemical-engineering.

In particular, the subject chemistry teaches theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, chemical calculations, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and physical chemistry.

Subject Analytical Chemistry for Polymer Engineering and Technologies
Introduction into analytical-chemical techniques, statistical treatment of data from analytical measuements; Wet-chemical analysis techniques, titration procedures; Spectroscopic techniques [Molecular spectroscopy (UV-visible absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy); Atomic spectroscopy (atomic absorptions and atomic emission spectroscopy)]; Chromatographic separation techniques [Theory of chromatography, thin layer and column chromatography; High performance liquid chromatography (including gel permeation chromatography); Gas chromatography]; Introduction into mass spectrometry; Sample preparation procedures

Chemical Calculations for Plastics Engineering
Basics of the chemical calculations in general chemistry.

Physical Chemistry of Polymers 1
Basic concepts of physical chemistry of polymeric materials; Introduction to the terminology and basic classification of polymers; Chain structure and conformation; Polymers in solution; Polymer miscibility; Molecular mass and methods to determine molar masses; Polymers in the melt, Amorphous and crystalline polymeric solids, liquid crystals; Mechanical and thermal properties of polymers

Introduction to the chemistry of plastics
Molecular structure, Functional groups, Spectroscopy/Spectrometry (X-Ray, NMR, Infrared, Mass spectrometry), Acid/base concepts, Organic reactions, Nucleophilic substitution, Equilibria und Mechanisms Stereochemistry, Electrophilic aromatic Substitution, Free radical chemistry

Structural Rheology to Polymer Chemistry
Material functions for shear and elongation, Temperature dependence of the material functions, Relaxation and retardation spectra, Linear and non-linear behavior, Parameter that influences the detected values, Influencing factors, Molecular weight distribution, Type and degree of branching, Additives and solvents, Polymer blends

Practical Course in Chemistry for Plastics Engineering
Laboratory experiments for the synthesis and characterisation of metal complex based batalysts and selected inorganic polymers. Laboratory experiments for the synthesis and characterisation (including thermoanalysis) of polymeric materials and functional polymers. Planning and execution of a one-step organic synthesis. Chromatographic determination of additives and the infra-red spectrometry of polymers.

General and Inorganic Chemistry I
Fundamental Chemical Terms, Aggregate States of Matter, Chemical Elements, Important Models and Concepts in Chemistry, Atomic Structure, Periodic Table of the Elements, Atomic Models and Quantum Numbers, Electron Configuration and Chemical Properties, The Chemical Bond (Metallic, Ionic, Covalent, Coordinative), Structure and Reactivity of Molecules, Coordination Polyeders, Closest Packing Structures, Salt Structures, Amorphous and Crystalline Solids, Overview on the Most Important Basic Types of Chemical Reactions, Solubiliuty of Compounds, Acid-Base Theories and Their Application, Redox Processes, Electrochemical Series, Chemical Equilibrium and Catalysis, Introduction to the Molecular Foundations of Materials Sciences.

Polymer Chemistry
Polymers, types of polymerisation reactions, reactors, polymerisation kinetics, polymer characterisation, molecular weight of polymers, viscosity of polymerisation mixtures, heat removal from reactors during polymerisation, data acquisition during polymerisation, polymerisation processes, industrial relevance of polymers.

Exercises in Polymer Chemistry
Selected exercises in polymer chemistry
Subordinated subjects, modules and lectures