Lewis and Bronsted-Lowry Acids and Bases

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Jackie Ngo 1C
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Lewis and Bronsted-Lowry Acids and Bases

Postby Jackie Ngo 1C » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:08 pm

What's the main difference between them two? The textbook is really confusing me

Brian Chhoy 4I
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Re: Lewis and Bronsted-Lowry Acids and Bases

Postby Brian Chhoy 4I » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:07 am

Lewis acids are those that accept e- pairs, while Lewis bases are those that donate e- pairs.
Bronsted acids donate H+ (protons) while Bronsted bases accept H+.
Thus the main difference between the two is more to do with what they are focusing on during the reaction, e- pairs for Lewis and H+ for Bronsted


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