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# Multistep Reaction Basics

APCHEM-W8OXLE

A multi-step reaction includes an intermediate and a catalyst. The reactions are as follows:

$$A+X \rightarrow Y$$

$$Y+B \rightarrow Z$$

$$Z+A \rightarrow C+X$$

Based on the reactions, which of the following is NOT true?

A

The overall balanced equation should only include A, B, and C.

B

X is a catalyst.

C

Y is the only intermediate.

D

There are four stable compounds that can be isolated outside of the reaction system.