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What Is Hand Sanitizer, and Does It Keep Your Hands Germ-Free?
Hand sanitizer has become an essential tool in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. But not all hand sanitizers are the same. Make sure you know which ones to buy—and what’s a better alternative.
Issue Date | October 2020
Chemistry in Person | Protecting Water from Fire
In 2012, Fernando Rosario-Ortiz, an environmental chemist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, was studying the stream water running through nearby forests. He was investigating how climate change might have affected the water’s levels of dissolved organic matter.
Issue Date | April 2020
Chemistry in Person | The Sweet Life of a Candy Chemist
Sarah Houle’s love for food science began with eggs.
Issue Date | February 2020
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.Learn More