Reaction Intermediates

IUPAC & GOC of Class 12

Reaction Intermediates

Most of organic reactions occurs through the involvement of certain chemical species. These are generally short lived (10-6 seconds to a few seconds) and highly reactive and hence can not be isolated. These short lived highly reactive chemical species. Through which the majority of the organic reactions occur are called reactive intermediates. These intermediates are detected by spectroscopic methods or trapped chemically or their presence is confirmed by indirect evidence. On the other hand, synthetic intermediate are stable products which are prepared isolated and purified and subsequently used as starting materials in a synthetic sequence.

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