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Solution: Consider the diagram below, which represents two steps in an overall reaction. The red spheres are oxygen, the blue ones nitrogen, and the green ones fluorine. Identify the intermediate in the mechanism.

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Consider the diagram below, which represents two steps in an overall reaction. The red spheres are oxygen, the blue ones nitrogen, and the green ones fluorine.
First reaction: NO2 plus F2 go to FNO2 plus F. Second reaction: NO2 plus F goes to FNO2.

Identify the intermediate in the mechanism.