Acids

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Acids

Postby 605136321 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:20 pm

what's the difference between a bronsted acid and a lewis acid

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Re: Acids

Postby TarynD_1I » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:25 pm

When referring to Bronsted acids and bases, we refer to proton donors (acids) and proton acceptors (bases).
Lewis acids and bases are electron pair acceptors (acids) and electron pair donors (bases).

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Re: Acids

Postby Janet Nguy 2C » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:08 pm

Lewis Acids: acids are electron acceptors, bases are electron donors.
Bronsted-Lowry: acids are proton donors, bases are proton acceptors.

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Re: Acids

Postby Samuel Tzeng 1B » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:09 pm

Lewis acids are proton acceptors while Bronsted acids are proton donors


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