lewis vs. bronsted

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lewis vs. bronsted

Postby RenuChepuru1L » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:45 pm

I'm still a little unclear on the difference in less vs bronsted acids and bases, what is the distinction and what does it have to do with H+ protons specifically?

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Re: lewis vs. bronsted

Postby Mikaila 3E » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:50 pm

Lewis acids/bases are talking about electrons while Bronsted-Lowry acids/bases are talking about hydrogen ions (H+). Remember that Lewis acids are electron pair acceptors while Lewis bases are electron pair donors. Bronsted acids are H+ donors and Bronsted bases are H+ acceptors.

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