Overview of Area
Bone Cement is a polymer material used extensively in orthopedics. As the name
suggests, it is most commonly used as a way to bind bone to bone or prosthesis to bone. Used
first in the 1940s, this technology has come a long way to improve
MSE 3410. Intro to Polymers. Fall2015.
HM 1. Due Wedn. Sept 2nd. (60 points)
1) (20 points) Express the number-average molecular weight as a function of weight
fractions (wi) and molecular weights (Mi
MSE 3410. Intro to Polymers. Fall 2015.
HM 3. Due: Wed. Sept. 16th. 60 points
1) (30 points) In co-polymerization reaction of the ethylene (monomer A) and propylene
(monomer B) the corresponding reactivity ratios are rA=3.20 and rB=0.62. Find the initial
MSE 3410. Intro to Polymers. Fall2015.
HM 2. Due Wedn. Sept 9th. (60 points)
1) (20 points) Find the number-average degree of polymerization for RA2+RB2 type
step polymerization reaction for the fo
Solutions of HW2. MSE3410. Fall 2015.
1) Initial reactants ratio r=1.0, 0.95, 0.9 and reaction extent p=0.95, 0.99.
using generalized Carothers equation:
1+ r
xn =
1+ r 2rp
for r=1.0
p=0.95, x n =20
MSE 3410. Fall 2105. Home Work #5.
60 points.
You are working in a small company that specializes in a polymer synthesis for custom-
designed paints. Your business is going well and you are planning your upcomi