Arrhenius, Lewis, and Bronsted Definitions

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diangelosoriano
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Arrhenius, Lewis, and Bronsted Definitions

Postby diangelosoriano » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:27 pm

Is there a certain time when an acid or base reaction should be considered a Arrhenius, Lewis, or Bronsted Acid / Base? How do you know when to use each type / definition?

Evelyn L 1H
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Re: Arrhenius, Lewis, and Bronsted Definitions

Postby Evelyn L 1H » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:34 pm

Lewis acid: Electron pair accepter
Lewis base: Electron pair donor

Bronsted acid: Proton (H+) donor
Bronsted base: Proton (H+) accepter

Arrhenius acid: Proton donor (same as bronsted acid)
Arrhenius base: produces hydroxide ions (OH-) (ie NaOH)


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