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.

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AACT members can access the archive and generate a Student Pass that gives their students access to the issues. At this time, the archive does not include the teacher’s guides.

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Use the filters in the Browse by section to search for an archived issue by keyword, month, and/or year.

Pro tip: If your search returns more than one issue:

  • Click on the issue you are interested in and allow it to open,
  • Select Ctl + F or Cmd + F on your keyboard, and
  • Re-enter your keyword.

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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 subscription

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