Explains the role of intermediates in reaction mechanisms.
Goes over two examples that highlight the differences between catalysts and intermediates. A catalyst is used at the beginning of the reaction and regenerated at the end. An intermediate is produced during the reaction but no longer exists by the end.
To describe images using words using Visual Literacy.
To distinguish between the ‘scientific’ and ‘everyday’ usage of key vocabulary terms using Everyday Words in Science.
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A guide to reaction mechanisms, the elementary step, and intermediates.