Lewis acids and bases

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Madeline Phan 1E
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Lewis acids and bases

Postby Madeline Phan 1E » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:58 pm

I'm a little confused on how Lewis acids and bases form coordinate covalent bonds. Can someone explain this to me?

Nicholas Chin 1G
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Re: Lewis acids and bases

Postby Nicholas Chin 1G » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:26 pm

Coordinate covalent bonds are covalent bonds where one atom brings both electrons and one accepts electrons. Lewis acids (H+) accept two electrons to form a bond, while lewis bases donates both.

Joseph Saba
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Re: Lewis acids and bases

Postby Joseph Saba » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:19 pm

The acid doesn't contribute any electrons to the bond, the base comes already with a lone pair that it would want to share. (E.g F-, NH3)

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Re: Lewis acids and bases

Postby saigorijavolu2k » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:20 pm

lewis acids accept electrons, while lewis bases donate electrons. An example of lewis acid would be H+ and an example of a lewis base would be OH-.

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