ChemMatters is produced by the American Chemical Society in October, December, February, and April. The archive gives you access to all of ChemMatters’ past issues, dating back to February 1983. The most recently released issue is available through a complimentary subscription, if you chose to receive one when you joined AACT.
For recent articles or available teacher’s guides visit acs.org/ChemMatters.
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December 1986 Featured Article | Dyeing for Blue Jeans
October 1986 Featured Article | Fantastic new compounds!
April 1986 Featured Article | Billiard Balls
February 1986 Featured Article | N2O for Dentists, Dragsters, and Desserts
December 1985 Featured Article | Lipstick Chemistry
October 1985 Featured Article | Helium at Work
April 1985 Featured Article | Liberty Loses Electrons
February 1985 Featured Article | Soap: Clean Chemistry
December 1984 Featured Article | Eggs: The Inside Story
October 1984 Featured Article | Chemistry in Our Universe
About ChemMatters Magazine
Published four times a year since February 1983, ChemMatters Magazine is an award-winning high school chemistry magazine from the American Chemical Society that helps students demystify chemistry and make connections to the world around them. AACT members receive a complimentary subscriptionLearn More