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Three Types of Nomenclature?

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For the IB you always use IUPAC nomenclature, soooo the answer is that you never use the other sorts. :P

The classic one is just old names for chemicals which don't give you all the special IUPAC clues as to how they're structured (i.e. unless you know them, you can't draw the structure from them) and I've never heard of "stock" nomenclature. Not that it matters. IUPAC or nothing when it comes to IB! If you want/need to know, I expect Wikipedia could enlighten you about the other ones. Some old Chem textbooks have the original names in, but on the whole most things are up to date - if not your teacher ought to enlighten you.

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