lewis acid and bases

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Rylee Nelsen 3A
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lewis acid and bases

Postby Rylee Nelsen 3A » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:38 pm

Does the structure of an atom have anything to do with whether it is a lewis acid or base?

Alyssa Wilson 2A
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Re: lewis acid and bases

Postby Alyssa Wilson 2A » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:04 pm

I believe the structure of the molecule tells you whether that specific atom is a Lewis base or a Lewis acid. For example, if it can attach itself to a molecule or ion that makes it a Lewis acid. The Lewis base has the lone pair of electrons on it in fact, so if it has a lone pair of electrons, it can act as a Lewis base.

cristinapadilla_1E
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Re: lewis acid and bases

Postby cristinapadilla_1E » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:23 pm

The structures does affect whether or not it is an acid or a base. The resonance of a molecule is what affects it due to the ranging kPa value.

Michelle Nwufo 2G
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Re: lewis acid and bases

Postby Michelle Nwufo 2G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:37 am

Are conjugate acids the same thing as Lewis acids? If not, what is the difference?


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