What does IUPAC mean?

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  1. (chemistry) Acronym of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry: an organization that establishes official names of chemical elements and compounds.
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Every chemical substance has one or more systematic names, usually named according to the IUPAC rules for naming.
The originally proposed names of these elements by IUPAC were, in order, dubnium, joliotium, rutherfordium, bohrium, hahnium, and meiterium.
Several international organizations like IUPAC and CAS have initiated steps to make such tasks easier.
In cases where the OH functional group is bonded to an sp2 carbon on an aromatic ring the molecule is known as a phenol, and is named using the IUPAC rules for naming phenols.

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