Lewis and Bronsted-Lowry Acids and Bases
Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:08 pm
What's the main difference between them two? The textbook is really confusing me
Re: Lewis and Bronsted-Lowry Acids and Bases
Posted: 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