Acid Even After Octet Exception

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Acid Even After Octet Exception

Postby Daniel Kim 1D » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:09 pm

When thinking about Lewis acids, would it still be considered a Lewis Acid when it accepts an electron pair to fulfill one of the empty d-orbitals? For the elements on the third block or lower, when they accept an electron pair despite already having a full orbital is it still considered a Lewis Acid?

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Re: Acid Even After Octet Exception

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:02 pm

If it accepted an electron pair, then it was a Lewis acid. Whatever subshell the transfer occurred in, the definition remains true.


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