lewis acid vs base

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bellaha4F
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lewis acid vs base

Postby bellaha4F » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:05 pm

is the lewis acid and base valid for every single compound? or is it just some compounds that have a lewis acid and base?

HanaAwad_4B
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Re: lewis acid vs base

Postby HanaAwad_4B » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:14 pm

Only some compounds have Lewis Acids and Bases. Usually elements like Boron, Aluminum etc. are lewis acids because they don't follow the octet rule and only have 6 electrons in total (opposed to 8). When this happens, another element will donate two of their electrons to the bond instead of just one, forming a coordinate covalent bond.

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Re: lewis acid vs base

Postby Chetas Holagunda 3H » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:18 pm

Adding on, the base if the one giving the lone pair while the acid is the one accepting the lone pair.


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