Lewis acid/ bronsted acid

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Diego Gonzalez 3F
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Lewis acid/ bronsted acid

Postby Diego Gonzalez 3F » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:24 pm

Is there any difference between lewis and bronsted acids besides the way they're explained? Bc lewis is the electron acceptor while bronsted is proton donor, so same thing really right?

Jim Brown 14B Lec1
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Re: Lewis acid/ bronsted acid

Postby Jim Brown 14B Lec1 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:28 pm

All Brönstead acids/bases are Lewis Acids/Bases, but something can be considered a lewis acid even if it might not qualify as a Brönstead acid. This is because a Brönstead acid needs to donate a proton (needs to contain hydrogen) while a Lewis Acid only needs to be able to accept the lone pair.

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