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  • on leave Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
 

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Jeff Peterson

Assistant Professor of

Chemistry

ISC 321
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5533
petersonj@geneseo.edu

Jeffrey Peterson has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2008.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph. D. Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • B.S. Chemistry, Wheaton College, Chicago, IL
My Classes

Chem 209:
Intermediate Chemistry Lab

    This course serves as a bridge to advanced chemistry laboratory courses at Geneseo. Students will learn how to perform quantitative measurements and techniques for the synthesis and characterization of compounds. Safety in the laboratory environment an experimental design are emphasized. Prequisites: CHEM 119. Offered every spring semester

Chem 322:
Physical Chemistry II

    A continuation of CHEM 320. Covers two areas of modern physical chemistry: quantum chemistry and chemical kinetics. Topics in quantum chemistry include waves and particles, postulates of quantum mechanics, Schroedinger equation, applications with exact solutions, approximation methods, atomic structure, molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Topics in chemical kinetics include empirical laws, reaction mechanisms, and reaction rate theories. Prerequisites: CHEM 320. Offered every spring

Chem 352:
Chemistry Senior Seminar

    A seminar course designed to give students advanced scientific writing experience while preparing and formally presenting a scientific paper and demonstrating basic chemical knowledge. Prerequisites: CHEM 351 or senior status in Adolescence Certification (7-12) in Chemistry and General Science program. Offered every spring.