IUPAC stands for International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. It has its headquarters in Zurich Switzerland, and represents chemists from different countries around the globe. The current director of the organisation’s secretariat is John D Petersen. The secretariat of IUPAC is located in North Carolina.
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An elementary understanding of chemistry teaches that matter is made up of several states and that different elements, compounds and molecules have several critical points and can transition between different states, including liquid, solid and gas.