Lewis Acids/Bases vs Bronsted Acids/Bases

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Jade Fosburgh Discussion 2C
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Lewis Acids/Bases vs Bronsted Acids/Bases

Postby Jade Fosburgh Discussion 2C » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:45 am

Does anyone have any tricks to memorize the definition of lewis acids/bases vs bronsted acids/bases? I always confuse the definitions

Aya Shokair- Dis 2H
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Re: Lewis Acids/Bases vs Bronsted Acids/Bases

Postby Aya Shokair- Dis 2H » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:51 pm

When I think of Lewis, I think of electrons because of the lewis structures we've been doing. So, I know that lewis acids/bases are concerning electrons.
Lewis acids accept electrons and lewis bases donate electrons.
Bronsted acids/bases are what I typically think of when I think of acids and bases--the transfer of protons.
Acids release protons and bases accept them!

Sandhya Rajkumar 1C
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Re: Lewis Acids/Bases vs Bronsted Acids/Bases

Postby Sandhya Rajkumar 1C » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:36 pm

For Lewis acids and bases, I remember that the Lewis acid is the lone pair electron acceptor because acid and acceptor both start with the letter A.

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Re: Lewis Acids/Bases vs Bronsted Acids/Bases

Postby Clarissa Molina 1D » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:59 pm

How can you tell between a Lewis acid and Lewis base by looking at the lewis structure?


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