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intermediates

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:51 pm
by inlovewithchemistry
are two intermediates always required to form when there are three steps in a mechanism? and is one intermediate always required to form when there are two steps?

Re: intermediates

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:08 pm
by Mukil_Pari_2I
Anything that is not a final product is an intermediate. So if the product in the elementary reaction is not the same as the product of the overall reaction, then it is an elementary reaction.