## Intermediate species

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Peter Nguyen 2I
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### Intermediate species

What is the significance of intermediate species?

Dayna Pham 1I
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### Re: Intermediate species

Intermediate species are formed in one of the elementary steps of the reactions then used up in another of the following elementary steps of the reaction. It is not included in the rate law.

Subhani Diu 1F
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### Re: Intermediate species

An intermediate species is temporary during a reaction that helps it go to completion. Despite this, it is not normally produced at the end.