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What is a reaction intermediate? Can an intermediate be present in the rate law expression for the overall reaction?

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A reaction intermediate is a chemical species that is formed during the course of a reaction, but decays as the reaction proceeds resulting in product formation. The reaction in-termediates must be consumed prior to the completion of the reaction, therefore reaction inter-mediates will not appear in the overall reaction expression.

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Thank you for answering this question.