Identifying Acids and Bases

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Identifying Acids and Bases

Postby Aj1156 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:49 am

I get that lewis acids are electron acceptors and lewis bases are electron donors but say you had an ion such as F-

Would F- be a lewis acid or a lewis base? Because it has a full octet id assume lewis base but i’m not sure

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Re: Identifying Acids and Bases

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:54 am

F- is a Lewis base because it can donate electrons, such as it picking up hydrogen to form HF.

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Re: Identifying Acids and Bases

Postby Grace Diaz 3F » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:15 pm

F- is a Lewis base. Anions are usually bases.

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Re: Identifying Acids and Bases

Postby Karyn Nguyen 1K » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:51 pm

What acids and bases (strong and weak) would be helpful to memorize?

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Re: Identifying Acids and Bases

Postby Cienna Henry 1J » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:13 pm

Karyn Nguyen 1K wrote:What acids and bases (strong and weak) would be helpful to memorize?

Memorize all strong acids and bases (there aren't that many). Then you will know that all other acids/bases are weak.

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Re: Identifying Acids and Bases

Postby Karyn Nguyen 1K » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:21 pm

Cienna Henry 1J wrote:
Karyn Nguyen 1K wrote:What acids and bases (strong and weak) would be helpful to memorize?

Memorize all strong acids and bases (there aren't that many). Then you will know that all other acids/bases are weak.


Thanks! If anyone is wondering, in the 6th edition of the textbook, Table J.1 lists strong acids and bases.


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