## Reaction Intermediates

$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

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### Reaction Intermediates

Can someone quickly remind me of how we determine the reaction intermediates?

Jakob von Morgenland 2C
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### Re: Reaction Intermediates

Reaction intermediates are molecules that appear as the products in a step and then again as reactants in a later step (AKA they get crossed out when writing the summation of the reaction).

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### Re: Reaction Intermediates

Thank You!

Irma Ramos 2I
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### Re: Reaction Intermediates

Will there ever be a situation where there isn't an intermediate and we're still asked to find one? Do we just come to the conclusion that there aren't any?

andrewr2H
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### Re: Reaction Intermediates

Irma, I doubt we would be asked such a question because the only method we've been introduced to so far to find an intermediate would be to look at the elementary reactions and look for a term that is created in one step and used up in another. So it would have to be listed for us to find it.