Lewis acids and bases vs. Bronsten

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Erica Li 1C
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Lewis acids and bases vs. Bronsten

Postby Erica Li 1C » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:00 pm

I was wondering what exactly the differences/similarities are between Lewis acids and bases and Bronsten acids and bases?

Rehan Chinoy 1K
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Re: Lewis acids and bases vs. Bronsten

Postby Rehan Chinoy 1K » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:03 pm

Lewis acid: substance that donates H+ (proton)
Lewis base: accepts H+
Bronsted acid: accepts electron pair
Bronsted base: donates electron pair

Julia Go 2L
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Re: Lewis acids and bases vs. Bronsten

Postby Julia Go 2L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:21 pm

Its actually the opposite...

A lewis acid is an electron pair acceptor.
A bronsted acid is a proton donor.

Lewis base: electron pair donor
Bronsted base: proton acceptor


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