Chemistry

Chemistry is the science of molecules. Scientific, medical, and technological phenomena ultimately are understood in terms of molecular structure and interactions. Understanding of chemistry is essential to effective work in all sciences, and some knowledge of chemistry is useful in such fields as law, government, business, and art.  Many aspects of our high-technology society can be understood better from the viewpoint of chemistry.

Live Support via Zoom: 

The Chemistry Office is pleased to offer live support via Zoom on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am to 10am.
Visit the following link to enter one of the live support sessions
Meeting ID: 964 9948 3100

 

COVID-19 Curriculum Updates:

The Wesleyan Chemistry Department is fully committed to providing a high quality educational experience for our students that is consistent with maintaining the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.  For Spring 2021 we are offering a full curriculum of courses in a variety of teaching modes.  A list of courses with brief descriptions of modifications for Spring 2021 is below.  For more information on specific courses, please contact the instructor.  General questions may be sent to the department at chemistry@wesleyan.edu.

Course

Instructor

Instruction Mode

Additional Notes

134 Quantum Weirdness?

Novick

In-person only

142 General Chemistry II

Roberts

Hybrid in-person only

 

144 Principles of Chemistry II

Personick

Online only

Flipped format with pre-recorded, asynchronous lectures. Class meetings will be used for synchronous online sessions, including active learning group activities. Exams will be in person during the class meeting time (midterm exams) and the registrar-scheduled final exam time slot (final exam).

152 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory

Westmoreland

Hybrid in-person only

Section 1 will be online and asynchronous for remote students.  All other sections will be hybrid in-person only.

252 Principles of Organic Chemistry II

Calter

Hybrid with remote students

 

258 Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Gupta

Hybrid in-person only

296 Braving the Elements

Westmoreland

In-person only

317 Quantitative Chemical Analysis

Davis

Hybrid in-person only

321 Biomedicinal Chemistry

Taylor

Online only

325 Biomolecular Structure

Russu

Online only

 

338 Physical Chemistry II

Jimenez Hoyos

In-person with remote students

358 Structure and Mechanism

Northrop

In-person with remote students

376 Integrated Chemistry Laboratory II

O’Neil

In-person only

396 Molecular Modeling

Smith

Hybrid with remote students

 

522 Chemistry Symposia II

Personick

Online only

Synchronous online seminars by outside speakers.

588 Seminar in Biological Chemistry

O’Neil

Online only