Definition of Iupac

The IUPAC stands for International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and it is an international federation that is responsible for representing chemists in every country. The head office of it is located in the United States and it is registered in Zurich, Switzerland.


It was established in 1919 with the motive of creating advancement in the field of chemistry. It has an inter-divisional committee which is responsible for naming and classifying the chemical elements and compounds. The nomenclature set by this committee is standardized, recognized, and accepted worldwide. IUPAC has publications in several fields that include chemistry, biology, and physics.

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