This model shows a chain growth polymerzation (with some simplifying assumptions). It includes a matlab .m file where you can change the parametrers (described in the .m file) and videos with a few select parameter sets. The high monomer concentration; fast termination case is shown to the right.
|High Monomer Concentration;
|Might Monomer Concentration;
|Low Monomer Concentration;
This model describes the distribution and conversion of a chain growth synthesis. The download link contains a matlab .m and .fig file necessary to run the model.
The following videos demonstrate the conformations of polymers in a solvent.
This video shows polyemrs of various lengths in a solvent. The blue chain is 10 monomers long, the red is 50, the gray is 100, the yellow is 500, and the green is 1000. The relative size and diffusion rates of each length is readily apparent.
Blue > Red > Gray > Yellow > Green
Poor Solvent >>> Theta Solvent >>> Good Solvent
This series of 10 short lectures by Professor Ashlie Marini from Purdue University is an excellent introduction to the basic ideas behind molecular dynamics simulations with excellent images explaining each point.
This powerpoint provides a general overview of chemical plants and the manner in which they are designed.
This powerpoint provides an extensive list of rules for making good scientific plots.
The following questions are to be used to study and asses your own knowledge. Many of them are taken from the LearnChemE website. would be happy to discuss the answers in office hours once you have attempted them yourself.
Absorption and Stripping
Costing and Economy
Liquid Liquid Extraction
Our group works to design experiments geared toward encouraging participation in STEM. We then run the experiments with students at the Ruston Farmer's Market.