bronsted acid vs. lewis acid

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Josephine Lu 4L
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bronsted acid vs. lewis acid

Postby Josephine Lu 4L » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:29 am

can a molecule be a bronsted acid and a lewis acid at the same time?

Tony Ong 3K
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Re: bronsted acid vs. lewis acid

Postby Tony Ong 3K » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:53 am

they're both the same thing, just defined differently
bronsted acid is proton donor while lewis definition of acid is electron acceptor

Nick Bazett 1F
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Re: bronsted acid vs. lewis acid

Postby Nick Bazett 1F » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:10 pm

Yes they can be both at the same time, however a substance does not always have to be both.

RoopshaChatterjee 1G
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Re: bronsted acid vs. lewis acid

Postby RoopshaChatterjee 1G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:48 pm

Because the definitions differ a little bit in that one is broader than the other, can one be a Bronstead acid without being a Lewis acid.

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Re: bronsted acid vs. lewis acid

Postby sophiebillings1E » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:52 pm

The Bronsted definition: an acid is a proton (H+ ion) donor, and a base is a proton acceptor;
The Lewis definition: an acid is an electron acceptor, and a base is an electron donor.


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