Problem: The accompanying diagram, which describes the fate of the intermediate in a reversible reaction, implies that: A) the less stable product forms more rapidly. B) the more stable product forms more rapidly. C) product B will predominate at equilibrium. D) the intermediate has a short lifetime. E) No conclusions can be drawn as to either reaction rate or product stability.

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The accompanying diagram, which describes the fate of the intermediate in a reversible reaction, implies that:

A) the less stable product forms more rapidly.

B) the more stable product forms more rapidly.

C) product B will predominate at equilibrium.

D) the intermediate has a short lifetime.

E) No conclusions can be drawn as to either reaction rate or product stability.

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