Determining Lewis Acids and Bases

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Jack Hewitt 2H
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Determining Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Jack Hewitt 2H » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:54 pm

How do I determine which compound is a Lewis Acid and which compound is a Lewis base?

Gary Qiao 1D
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Re: Determining Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Gary Qiao 1D » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:11 pm

The Lewis acid will be the compound that is the electron acceptor while the Lewis base would be the compound that is the electron donor. So in something Like Na+ + Cl- -> NaCl, Na+ will be the Lewis acid and Cl- would be the Lewis base.


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