Lewis Acids and Bases

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Brevin Hensley 1C
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Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Brevin Hensley 1C » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:58 pm

How do you identify Lewis Acids and Bases and how do they form coordinate covalent bonds?

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Re: Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Ibrahim Malik 1H » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:38 pm

Lewis acids are compounds that accept electrons, whereas Lewis bases are compounds that donate electrons. The covalent bond between the two is formed when the Lewis base donates an electron to the Lewis acid and a coordinate covalent bond is simply a type of covalent bond in which one reactant gives an electron pair to another reactant.

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Re: Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Diana Sandoval 1K » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:44 pm

From what I understood, a Lewis Acid takes electrons while a Lewis Base donates electrons. I know that for the midterm that's all we need to know.

Irene Zhou 1E
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Re: Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Irene Zhou 1E » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:57 pm

A Lewis acid accepts a pair of electrons while a Lewis base donates a pair of electrons

Rylee Nelsen 3A
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Re: Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Rylee Nelsen 3A » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:44 pm

Lewis Acids are electron pair acceptor and bases are electron pair donors.

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Re: Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby SummerLee1F » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:36 pm

Another tip, Lewis bases are almost always negatively charged. They can also be neutral charged.


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