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Acid vs base

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:15 pm
by Roni Touboul
Whats the difference between a Lewis acid and Lewis base?

Re: Acid vs base  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:18 pm
by Nicholas Carpo 1L
A Lewis Base is a species that donate e- pairs (ie. NH3, F-, OH-). While, a Lewis Acid is one that accepts e- pairs (ie. BF3, H+).

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:42 pm
by Javier_Ochoa_DIS_3J
Lewis bases give electrons and Lewis acids receive electrons.

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:45 pm
by 905109118
Roni Touboul wrote:Whats the difference between a Lewis acid and Lewis base?


Lewis Acid: a species that accepts an electron pair and will have vacant orbitals
Lewis Base: a species that donates an electron pair and will have lone-pair electrons

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:45 pm
by Yiting_Gong_4L
Lewis acid accepts electrons while Lewis base donates electrons.

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:18 pm
by Krista Mercado 1B
A Lewis acid is an electron acceptor and a Lewis base is an electron donor.

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:46 pm
by mayra martinez 1D
Lewis acids have empty orbitals which means that they can accept electrons while lewis bases give away their electrons.

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:09 pm
by Chris Freking 2G
Lewis Acids accept electrons while Lewis Bases donate electrons.

This is not to be confused with Bronsted:
Bronsted acids donate protons while Bronsted Bases accept protons.

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:21 pm
by Yixiao Hu 3C
acids donate H+ and accepts e-; while bases donate e- and accepts H+

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:21 pm
by Mikka Hoffman 1C
Lewis acids accept electron pairs and lewis bases are electron donors.

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:56 am
by MaiaRodriguezChoi3E
A lewis acid is an electron accepter while a base is an electron donor.

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:56 am
by MaiaRodriguezChoi3E
How do these definitions differ from the Bronsted definitions?

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:06 pm
by Hannah Padilla 1H
A Lewis acid accepts electrons and a Lewis base donates electrons. A Bronsted acid donates protons and a Bronsted base accepts protons.

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:31 pm
by Hilda Sauceda 3C
Lewis acid accepts electrons and Lewis base donates electrons.

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:18 pm
by Alma Carrera 3C
How do you know if a compound is an acid or base simply by looking at the compound name?

Re: Acid vs base

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:19 pm
by JT Wechsler 2B
A lewis base donates electrons while the lewis acid accepts electrons.