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Ashley McClearnen 3D wrote:What are some other examples of Lewis acids and bases other than the examples from lecture?
A lewis base is a molecule that will donate a pair of electrons to another atom. Some examples are NH3 and F-.
A lewis acid is a molecule that will accept a pair of electrons. Some examples are AlCl3 and BH3.
Lewis acids are electron acceptors, so they will not have a complete octet/ be in need of electrons to be more stable
Lewis bases are electron donors, and will have a pair of electrons to share with a lewis acid.
They will affect lewis structures because they will be in a complex together, and the combination of the acid and base should result in octet formation for both the acid and the base.
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