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  • Thurs 10:30-12:00
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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
Fall 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 320:
Physical Chemistry I

    An introduction to the principles of chemical thermodynamics and the application of these principles to ideal and non-ideal chemical systems. Topics include the properties of gases and gas mixtures, t
    hermochemistry, the laws of thermodynamics, entropy and free energy functions, chemical and phase equilibria, properties of solutions of nonelectrolytes and electrolytes, and electrochemistry. Computer software and/or programming will be used in this course. Prerequisites: CHEM 213, MATH 222, (PHYS 125 or PHYS 115) and (PHYS 126 or PHYS 116) or permission of the instructor. Offered every fall
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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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