Problem: Consider the following reaction mechanism Ce4+ (aq) + Mn2+ (aq) ↔ Ce3+(aq) + Mn3+ (aq) Ce4+ (aq) Mn3+ (aq) ↔ Ce3+ (aq) + Mn4+ (aq) Ti+ (aq) + Mn4+ (aq) ↔ TI 3+ (aq) + Mn2+ (aq) Which one of the following species is an  intermediate a. Ce4+ b. TI+ c. Mn2+ d. Mn3+ e. Ce3+

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Consider the following reaction mechanism

Ce4+ (aq) + Mn2+ (aq) ↔ Ce3+(aq) + Mn3+ (aq)

Ce4+ (aq) Mn3+ (aq) ↔ Ce3+ (aq) + Mn4+ (aq)

Ti+ (aq) + Mn4+ (aq) ↔ TI 3+ (aq) + Mn2+ (aq)

Which one of the following species is an  intermediate

a. Ce4+

b. TI+

c. Mn2+

d. Mn3+

e. Ce3+

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