Office Hours

  • on leave Fall 2013 - Spring 2014



Jeff Peterson

Assistant Professor of


ISC 321
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

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

Faculty Information


  • Ph. D. Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • B.S. Chemistry, Wheaton College, Chicago, IL
Fall 2014 Classes

CHEM 116:
Chemistry I

    An introduction to some of the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include introduction to chemistry, stoichiometric principles, atomic structure and nature of the periodic table, chemical bon
    ding, reactions in solutions, solution stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and trends in the physical and chemical properties of elements and their compounds. (Primarily designed for science majors and potential science majors.) CHEM 119 must accompany this course for natural science general education credit. Offered every fall
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CHEM 119:
N/Introductory Chemistry Lab

    An introduction to the experimental techniques and methodology used to explore matter and chemical reactivity. Experiments include the synthesis and characterization of a compound, identification of
    unknown substances, an exploration of the gas laws, volumetric and gravimetric analysis, structure and bonding, and acid/base chemistry. Prerequisites: or Co-requisite: CHEM 116 or CHEM 203. Offered every fall and spring
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CHEM 351:
Current Topics in Chemistry

    Participants prepare for and attend seminars presented by visiting speakers. Short written and oral reports on topics related to the speaker's area of expertise will be developed from the current lite
    rature. Methods for chemistry information retrieval and effective reading of the chemical literature will be covered. Students will receive information about career choices in the field. Offered: every fall Prerequisites: Senior status in Chemistry. Prerequisites: Senior status in Chemistry. Offered every fall
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