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Chemistry: Getting Started

The study of matter, its properties, structure, and changes. How and why substances combine or separate to form other substances, and how substances interact with energy.


Science Elements (ACS)

Weekly digest of cutting edge research


Chemical Properties (Books)

Hazardous Chemicals

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Chemical Data & Properties on the Web

CAS Registry file - Substances searchable through SciFinder Scholar - Search by "Chemical Substance." (see above)

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