HW 12.17

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HW 12.17

Postby 204726474 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:36 pm

Why is SO3 considered to be a Lewis Acid?

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Re: HW 12.17

Postby Spencer Peterman 3E » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:05 pm

I don't know the precise answer, but on page 469 of the textbook it says that metals form basic oxides, while nonmetals (like sulfur) form acidic oxides.

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Re: HW 12.17

Postby Serena Patel 2H » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:15 pm

A Lewis Acid is a species that accepts an electron pair because it will form another bond. Electrons are drawn towards the electronegative oxygen which makes the species act like a Lewis Acid.

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Re: HW 12.17

Postby Jaime_Chamberlain_3G » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:35 pm

Sulfur generally accepts a lone pair from another molecule or atom, which is why it is usually considered a lewis acid.

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Re: HW 12.17

Postby Palmquist_Sierra_2N » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:12 pm

This question is asking to determine whether the oxides are acidic, basic, or amphoteric. How exactly do you determine/ figure that out?

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