An elementary reaction
, constituting one of the stages of a
in which a reaction intermediate
(or, for the first step, the reactants) is converted into the next reaction intermediate
(or, for the last step, the products) in the sequence
of intermediates between reactants and products.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077
(Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
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