Distinguishing Lewis Acid

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Frenz Cabison 1B
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Distinguishing Lewis Acid

Postby Frenz Cabison 1B » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:16 pm

How do you distinguish a Lewis acid from a Bronsted acid?

Aya Shokair- Dis 2H
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Re: Distinguishing Lewis Acid

Postby Aya Shokair- Dis 2H » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:22 pm

A lewis acid and a Bronsted acid are describing the same species, however looking at different aspects. A lewis acid is able to accept electrons. A Bronsted acid donates protons (H+).

diangelosoriano
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Re: Distinguishing Lewis Acid

Postby diangelosoriano » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:23 pm

Here is another thread on the forum addressing the same topic, it may be worth the read:
viewtopic.php?t=8812


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