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Postby Jesse_torres2H » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:25 pm

In the compound [NiBr3(CO)2] why is Ni3+ the Lewis acid?

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Re: 4C

Postby Kevin Liu 3G » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:05 pm

Lewis acids accept electrons. The Ni3+ has a positive charge which means it accepts electrons hence the overall charge of the complex is 0.

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Re: 4C

Postby Mary Becerra 2D » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:25 pm

Ni3+ is the Lewis Acid because it is the metal in this compound and metals are always the electron acceptors when they have ligands surrounding them.

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