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What's the different between Bronsted and Lewis acids and bases? I know that acids are electron acceptors, while bases are electron donors, however I don't know the different between the two labels of acids and bases.
There might be a few other differences but the rule for Bronsted is that an acid is a proton (H+ ion) donor, and a base is a proton acceptor. And the rule for Lewis bases is that an acid is an electron acceptor, and a base is an electron donor.
A Lewis acid is an electron acceptor, and a Lewis base is an electron donor. On the other hand, a Bronsted acid is a proton donor, and a Bronsted base is a proton acceptor. The definition that you use just depends on whether you're focusing on the transfer of electrons or protons.
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