Homework Problem 6C.13

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Ashley McClearnen 1B
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Homework Problem 6C.13

Postby Ashley McClearnen 1B » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:46 pm

In problem 6C.13 in the 7th edition book, part e asks to identify if H- is a Lewis acid or base. The answer key says it is a Lewis base, but it has a lone pair of electrons. Can someone please explain why it is a Lewis base?

Matthew Tran 1H
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Re: Homework Problem 6C.13

Postby Matthew Tran 1H » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:50 pm

A Lewis base is a species that donates an electron pair so H-, having lone pair of electrons, is a Lewis base. I think you have your definitions mixed up.

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Re: Homework Problem 6C.13

Postby Ashley McClearnen 1B » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:24 pm

Okay thank you. I was confusing an acid being a protein donor but an electron pair acceptor.

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Re: Homework Problem 6C.13

Postby Venya Vaddi 1L » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:41 pm

A Bronsted acid is defined as a proton donor, while a Lewis acid is an electron pair acceptor.


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