Lewis v Bronsted

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Katherine Grillo 1B
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Lewis v Bronsted

Postby Katherine Grillo 1B » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:49 pm

How do the different definitions of Lewis acids and Bronsted acids help us conceptualize acids and bases? Would each term be applicable in different problems?

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Re: Lewis v Bronsted

Postby mahika_nayak_3L » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:26 pm

The Lewis definition for an acid is more general, stating that an acid is anything that accepts and electron pair. The Bronsted definition of an acid that it is a proton donor. All Bronsted acids are Lewis acids as well, and drawing the lewis structure for a molecule can help you better conceptualize what a molecule will be.

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Re: Lewis v Bronsted

Postby Mark 1D » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:33 pm

Lewis describes lewis acid as an acceptor of a lone pair of electrons whilst Bronstead describes an acid as a donor of a proton

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