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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Based on the following reaction profile, how many intermediates are formed in the reaction AD?

Problem

Based on the following reaction profile, how many intermediates are formed in the reaction AD? A graph has reaction progress on the x-axis and potential energy on the y-axis (both axes unscaled). The curve rises from the initial state to a low peak followed by a trough, and then a high peak followed by a trough and another low peak, and then declines to the final state. (A) is the initial state; (B) is the trough following the first lowest peak, (C) is the trough following the highest peak, and (D) is the final state which is higher energy than the initial state.