Differentiating Between Lewis and Bronsted

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DanielleNario1A
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Differentiating Between Lewis and Bronsted

Postby DanielleNario1A » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:02 pm

How can you tell the difference between Lewis acids and bases and Bronsted acids and bases?

Samantha Ito 2E
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Re: Differentiating Between Lewis and Bronsted

Postby Samantha Ito 2E » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:10 pm

Bronsted acids donate protons and Bronsted bases accept protons. Lewis acids accept electrons and Lewis bases donate electrons.

Sameen Mahmood 3D
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Re: Differentiating Between Lewis and Bronsted

Postby Sameen Mahmood 3D » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:52 pm

I second the previous comment. Also for a quick pneumonic, you can just think of it as Lewis - lone pair and Bronsted - (B)roton. I know it's kind of weird but it works for me lol.


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