Office Hours

  • Wed 3:00-4:30pm
  • Thurs 10:30-12:00
  • by appointment



Jeff Peterson

Associate Professor of


ISC 327D
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

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

Faculty Information


  • NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, JILA/NIST, Boulder, CO
  • Ph. D. Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • B.S. Chemistry, Wheaton College, Chicago, IL
Spring 2016 Classes

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 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
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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 mecha
    nics, 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
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