Tetrahedral Intermediate

Tetrahedral Intermediate Definition:

An intermediate with tetrahedral geometry. This type of intermediate is formed when a nucleophile attacks the carbonyl group of a carboxylic acid derivative.

Tetrahedral Intermediate Explained:

A reaction intermediate where the bond arrangement around an initially double-bonded carbon atom has been transformed from trigonal to tetrahedral. Tetrahedral intermediates that make nucleophilic addition to a carbonyl group.