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Transition States and Intermediates

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:51 pm
by Erika Gonzalez 1F
Can someone please elaborate more on transition states and intermediates?

transition states have partially formed bonds and intermediates have fully formed bonds, but how can you tell in a reaction? Is the transition state given?

Re: Transition States and Intermediates

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:25 am
by Azeel_Mohammed_1C
"An intermediate is a short-lived unstable molecule in a reaction which is formed in between the reaction when reactants change into products. Whereas, transition state is just the state before formation of new molecule (involves breaking of bonds of reactants and formation of new ones)."

Re: Transition States and Intermediates

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:30 am
by Erika Gonzalez 1F
Thank you!!