Problem: How many atoms and electrons are directly involved in the bond-making and bond-breaking of the reaction given below?  Choose the right answer.  The first step of hydronium ion-catalyzed addition of water to an alkene a) four atoms, four electrons b) four atoms, three electrons c) four atoms, two electrons d) three atoms, four electrons e) three atoms, three electrons f) three atoms, two electrons  g) two atoms, three electrons h) two atoms, two electrons

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How many atoms and electrons are directly involved in the bond-making and bond-breaking of the reaction given below?  Choose the right answer. 

The first step of hydronium ion-catalyzed addition of water to an alkene

a) four atoms, four electrons

b) four atoms, three electrons

c) four atoms, two electrons

d) three atoms, four electrons

e) three atoms, three electrons

f) three atoms, two electrons 

g) two atoms, three electrons

h) two atoms, two electrons

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