Lewis vs Bronsted

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Valeria Viera 1B
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Lewis vs Bronsted

Postby Valeria Viera 1B » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:09 pm

hello, can someone explain to me the difference between lewis acids/bases vs bronsteds? Also, what are some key differences between acids and bases? what is important to remember?

KateCaldwell 1A
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Re: Lewis vs Bronsted

Postby KateCaldwell 1A » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:25 pm

Lewis Acid: A molecule that accepts an electron
Lewis Base: A molecule that donates an electron
Brønsted Acid: A molecule that donates a H+
Brønsted Base: A molecule that accepts a H+
These are the main concepts to remember for the final exam as well as being able to tell apart which molecule is an acid/base in an equation.

Samantha Draghi 1L
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Re: Lewis vs Bronsted

Postby Samantha Draghi 1L » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:59 am

I know that there is another definition of acids and bases but do we need to know that or is it just lewis and bronsted definitions of acids and bases that we need to know for the final?

Michael Park
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Re: Lewis vs Bronsted

Postby Michael Park » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:19 am

You should probably know all the definitions to be prepared for the exam

Madison Hacker 1L
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Re: Lewis vs Bronsted

Postby Madison Hacker 1L » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:37 pm

A key difference to remember is that the Lewis definition is based on electrons, while the Bronsted definition is based on protons.


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