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Reaction intermediates are formed during the reaction but are not shown in the overall reaction. They are important to a multistep reaction.
Which of the following statements about intermediates is TRUE?
Intermediates can be formed and held in that state indefinitely due to the stable nature of the intermediate species.
Intermediates are sometimes formed in simple, one-step reaction mechanisms.
An intermediate is formed in one step of a multistep mechanism and then used completely in a subsequent elementary step.
An intermediate formed in a biological system is very different in function than one formed in a non-biological system.