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Jeffrey Peterson

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department Chair
ISC 327D

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

Office Hours

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

Curriculum Vitae


  • NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, JILA/NIST, Boulder, CO

  • Ph. D. Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

  • B.S. Chemistry, Wheaton College, Chicago, IL


  • 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

  • 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, thermochemistry, 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 or CHEM 224), MATH 222 and (PHYS 125 or PHYS 115) and (PHYS 126 or PHYS 116) or permission of the instructor. Offered every fall