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Chapter 14.1 - Chapter Outline Polymer Structures...

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1 MSE 2090: Introduction to Materials Science Chapter 14, Polymer Structures Chapter Outline: Polymer Structures ¾ Hydrocarbon and polymer molecules ¾ Chemistry of polymer molecules ¾ Molecular weight and shape ¾ Molecular structure and configurations ¾ Thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers ¾ Copolymers ¾ Polymer crystals and degree of crystallinity ¾ Defects and diffusion in polymers Optional reading: none Chaperone/structural protein by Choudhury et al.
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2 MSE 2090: Introduction to Materials Science Chapter 14, Polymer Structures ¾ Polymers – materials consisting of polymer molecules that consist of repeated chemical units (`mers') joined together, like beads on a string. Some polymer molecules contain hundreds or thousands of monomers and are often called macromolecules . ¾ Polymers may be natural , such as leather, rubber, cellulose or DNA, or synthetic , such as nylon or polyethylene. Polymers: Introduction
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