## intermediate species

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Clarice Chui 2C
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### intermediate species

How do you determine what the intermediate species is?

Eesha Sohail 1D
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### Re: intermediate species

It depends on what you're given. To get from the reactants to the products, bonds must be broken and formed, so an intermediate might be a state where, say, two reactants have joined together before they break into the product forms. It depends on the reaction mechanism of whatever you're studying.

Jocelyn Thorp 1A
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### Re: intermediate species

I don't think that you can easily guess what an intermediate species is for a reaction, it has to be given to you if you were going to try to solve a problem using it.

Naneeta Desar 1K
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### Re: intermediate species

Intermediates are used up in the reaction, meaning they are formed in one step and consumed in another.

Jialun Chen 4F
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### Re: intermediate species

The specie that's being formed and used during different steps of a reaction and will not show up in the determined rate law.