Lewis vs Bronsted Definition

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Lewis vs Bronsted Definition

Postby Mrudula Akkinepally » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:57 pm

Hi!

Do you guys think its important to know the difference between the Lewis and Bronsted definitions for acids and bases for this class?

Let me know! Thank you :)

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Re: Lewis vs Bronsted Definition

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:10 pm

Yes, you should know this; as a reminder, Lewis acids accept electron pairs and Lewis bases donate electron pairs. Bronsted-Lowry acids donate H+ while BL bases accept H+


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