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CHEM 4204 [0.5 credit] Organic Polymer Chemistry

Introduction to basic principles of polymer chemistry, industrial and synthetic polymers, different types of polymerization and polymer characterization. Study of commodity plastics, engineering thermoplastics, and specialty polymers, with emphasis on their synthesis.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3201 or equivalent.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as CHEM 5406, for which additional credit is precluded.
Lectures three hours a week.