Polymer & Monomer Identification
Students can name polymers and identify the monomers from which the polymers are built.
Polymer Configuration & Conformation
Students recognize the roles that polymer configuration and conformation have upon polymer physical and chemical properties.
Students can describe the mechanisms of chain polymerizations, and can predict reaction rates and polymer chain lengths.
Students can describle the mechanisms of step polymerizations, and can predict reaction rates and polymer chain lengths.
Based on tabulated mechanical properties, students can design polymer structures to sustain engineering loads, and can predict deformations under load.
Students can name various manufacturing processes and can do simple formulation of manufacturing processes to build things from polymers.
Students recognize the principles of polymer recycling and can select appropriate recycle or reuse methods to balance economics and environmental responsibility.
Industrial Scale Polymerization Processes
Students can analyze industrial scale polymerization processes and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of various processes.
Polymer Scenario or Application
For a given scenario or application, students can propose various polymers that meet the requirements, identify the monomers required to make the polymers, and design the industrial polymerization and manufacturing processes to produce the desired object for the application.