Why is water always a lewis base?

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Why is water always a lewis base?

Postby 305144105 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:35 pm

Why is water always a lewis base?
Are there exceptions where it is a lewis acid?

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Re: Why is water always a lewis base?

Postby Gabriela Aguilar 4H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:40 pm

An acid is considered to be electron deficient meaning it accepts electrons. Unlike water, it would not accept electrons rather it would be a hydrogen- donor, donating an H+ to a base. But it can also accept an H+ depending with what it is reacting.

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Re: Why is water always a lewis base?

Postby MichelleRamirez_2F » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:16 pm

It depends on the reaction because water is considered to be amphoteric meaning it can be an acid or base.


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