## reaction intermediates

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Victoria Luu - 1C
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### reaction intermediates

How do you determine the reaction intermediates? What do they represent?

mahika_nayak_3L
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### Re: reaction intermediates

The reaction intermediates are species not included in the reactants or products side. When you have different steps in the reaction, you have to determine which species aren't part of the overall reaction, and these are the intermediate species.

KatrinaPho_2I
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### Re: reaction intermediates

Reaction intermediates are the reactants and products that end up canceling out when you write out all of the steps that it takes to get to the final product.