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Intermediate Species

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:48 pm
by Noe BM 1J
Could anyone please explain what exactly is an intermediate species?

Re: Intermediate Species

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:53 pm
by Jessica Castellanos
The easiest way I can explain this is by an example:
Let's say,
A + B → X
and X → C + D

Then, for the reaction A + B → C + D, X is the intermediate species because although it cancels out and isn't present in the overall reaction, it was still a species in the process.

Re: Intermediate Species

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:54 pm
by Renee Grange 1I
Additionally, I believe reactions have the same intermediate species whether they are going in the reverse or forward direction.

Re: Intermediate Species

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:56 pm
by Andres Merlos 2L
An intermediate species is not part of the overall reaction equation, but it does play a role in the mechanisms of it. It is formed and consumed in the middle of the reaction.

Re: Intermediate Species

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:17 pm
by Hui Qiao Wu 1I
It is a specie that first gets produced and then later used as a reactant.

Re: Intermediate Species

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:20 pm
by Cole Woulbroun 1J
Many reactions are thought to occur in steps, as they make the formation of particular products from particular products more plausible. An intermediate is a molecule, atom, or ion that is produced in one of these stepwise reactions and consumed in another one of these stepwise reactions.

Re: Intermediate Species

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:23 pm
by Niharika 1H
An intermediate species is a species that plays a role in a reaction but does not appear in chemical equations for the overall reaction.

Re: Intermediate Species

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:30 pm
by rohun2H
An intermediate species is one that is present in the mechanism but not in the reactants nor the products of the overall reaction.

Re: Intermediate Species

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:33 pm
by 505306205
An intermediate species is a species that is formed in the middle of the reaction but does not appear in the overall reaction equation or overall reaction rate equation.

Re: Intermediate Species

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:02 pm
by CameronDis2K
It is usually an element or compound in a series of reactions that cancels out as is not present in the overall final equation (it is consumed in the process):
A + B --> C
B + C --> E
2B + A --> E, here the intermediate is C.