Studying synthetic polymers in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum - A review of the educational literature

Billingham, Norman C, Bigger, Stephen W and Hodgson, Steven C (2001) Studying synthetic polymers in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum - A review of the educational literature. Journal of Chemical Education, 78 (4). pp. 555-556. ISSN 0021-9584

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Abstract

This review and its comprehensive list of 339 references is published on the Web at the JCE Online site. It is offered as an up-to-date resource for chemical educators for their use in developing innovative ways of teaching the topic of synthetic polymers within the context of the undergraduate chemistry curriculum. An account is given of (i) the scope of polymer chemistry in education, (ii) the educational literature available in this field, (iii) course modules that may be used for instruction about polymer chemistry, and (iv) polymer-based experiments for the teaching laboratory. To encourage the wider inclusion of polymers in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum, a selection of simple experiments that relate to common polymers is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Norman Billingham
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:47
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2013 15:08
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28087
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