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Intermediate Identification

APCHEM-14D9IL

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?

A

Intermediates can be formed and held in that state indefinitely due to the stable nature of the intermediate species.

B

Intermediates are sometimes formed in simple, one-step reaction mechanisms.

C

An intermediate is formed in one step of a multistep mechanism and then used completely in a subsequent elementary step.

D

An intermediate formed in a biological system is very different in function than one formed in a non-biological system.