Polymer Syntheses: A. Polymerization of Styrene: Experiment 1: Preparation of Polystyrene by the Free Radical Polymerization Process. Experiment 2: Preparation of Polystyrene by the Emulsion Polymerization Process. Experiment 3: Preparation of Polystyrene by the Anionic Polymerization Method. Experiment 4: Preparation of Polystyrene by the Cationic Polymerization Process. B. Polymerization of Acrylic Esters: Experiment 5: Bulk Photopolymerization of Methyl Methacrylate: A Test Tube Demonstration. Experiment 6: Suspension Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate. Experiment 7: Redox Emulsion Polymerization of Ethyl Acrylate. C. Polyamides: Experiment 8: Preparation of Poly(hexamethylene sebacamide)(Nylon 6-10) by the Interfacial Polymerization Technique. D. Polyesters: Experiment 9: Preparation of Poly(1,4-butylene isophthalate). E. Epoxy Resins: Experiment 10: Preparation of A Cured Epoxy Resin by the Room Temperature Reaction ofBisphenol A Diglycidyl Ether with Polyamines. F. Vinyl Acetate Polymers and Reactions: Experiment 11: Seed Emulsion Terpolymerization of Vinyl Acetate, Butyl Acrylate, and Vinyl Neodecanoate with Gradual Monomer and Initiator Additions. Experiment 12: Preparation of Poly(vinyl alcohol) by the Alcoholysis of Poly(vinyl Acetate). Polymer Characterization: Experiment 13: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Experiment 14: Infrared Spectroscopy. Experiment 15: Thermogravimetric Analysis. Experiment 16:Differential Scanning Calorimetry. Experiment 17: Dilute Solution Viscosity of Polymers. Experiment 18: Gel Permeation Chromatography. Experiment 19: Light Scattering. Experiment 20: End Group Analysis. Experiment 21: X-Ray Diffraction. Experiment 22: Optical Microscopy. Experiment 23: Dynamic Mechanical Analysis. Subject Index.