Course Title Polymer Chemistry
Course Level 200
Credit Unit 2

Classification of polymer: Origin, structure, synthesis, Molecular forces. Polymerisation mechanisms, detailed treatment of addition polymerization. Stereospecific. Polymerization. Copolymerisation. Commercially important polymers: Application of polyethylene, polystyrene, Polyurethanes, polyhaloolefines, Nylon-6, Nylon-66, Melamine, Terylene, Bakelite. Natural and synthetic rubber, rubber elasticity, vulcanization. Mechanical properties of polymers. Analysis and testing of polymers. Inorganic polymers: (Examples Only). Degradation of polymers.