## intermediates

$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

inlovewithchemistry
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### intermediates

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?

Mukil_Pari_2I
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### Re: intermediates

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.