Lewis acids vs Lewis bases

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Chris Tai 1B
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Lewis acids vs Lewis bases

Postby Chris Tai 1B » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:53 am

What is the difference between a Lewis acid and a Lewis base? What are some examples of Lewis acids and Lewis bases?

Sophia Shaka 3L
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Re: Lewis acids vs Lewis bases

Postby Sophia Shaka 3L » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:01 pm

Lewis base: electron donator (examples: anions like F-, molecules with lone pairs, complex anions)
Lewis acid: electron acceptor (examples: cations like H+, complex cations, molecules w/ incomplete octet)
Water (H2O) can be both a Lewis base (OH-) and a Lewis acid (H3O+)

thanh24mai
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Re: Lewis acids vs Lewis bases

Postby thanh24mai » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:08 pm

The acid accepts an electron (to help remember I just remember they both start with an 'a') and that the base donates an electron!

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Re: Lewis acids vs Lewis bases

Postby LBacker_2E » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:56 pm

I understand that Lewis acids and bases form a coordinate covalent bond, but is there a difference between the characteristics of a coordinate covalent bond and an ordinary covalent bond?


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