Section 2A Polymers

Section 2A Polymers - Section 2 POLYMERS (Smith Chapter...

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MATE 210 Section 2 POLYMERS Since WWII the field of materials has been revolutionized with synthetic polymers!
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MATE 210 What types of polymers do you encounter? Why were polymers selected? What properties do polymers have, and why? synthetic : plastics, fibers natural : wood, cotton, wool
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MATE 210 Polymer Chemistry polyethylene C H Polymers: molecular chains of hydrocarbons “macromolecules” , noncrystalline Polymerization: monomer + catalyst (initiator) = polymer chain “unit cell” C-backbone not necessarily straight! • rotations • kinks and coils F polytetrafluroethylene (PTFE) ethylene
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MATE 210 PE: polyethylene Phenol-formaldehyde (Bakelite) PVC: polyvinyl chloride PET: polyethylene terephthalate (a polyester) Polymer Shape chain of Mers are in , not necessarily straight and flat
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MATE 210 Big Ten Mer Structures Flexible bottles Chemical pipes Battery case Plexiglas teflon TP E TP TP TP TP TP
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MATE 210 Big Ten Mer Structures Bike helmet lexan TP TS
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course MATE 210 taught by Professor Niebuhr during the Spring '05 term at Cal Poly.

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