Lewis and Bronsted

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Reagan Smith 1H
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Lewis and Bronsted

Postby Reagan Smith 1H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:04 pm

What is the difference between Lewis and Bronsted acids and bases?

Giselle Littleton 1F
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Re: Lewis and Bronsted

Postby Giselle Littleton 1F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:08 pm

Lewis and Bronsted acids and bases are interchangeable. A Lewis acid accepts an electron pair and a Bronsted acid donates a proton. Both types are acids whose overall charges decrease. A Lewis base donates an electron pair and a Bronsted base accepts a proton. So, the charges of both types increase.

Sanjana Borle 2K
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Re: Lewis and Bronsted

Postby Sanjana Borle 2K » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:09 pm

A lewis acid is an electron pair acceptor and a Lewis base lends an electron pair. The bronsted definition is that an acid is a proton donor and a base is a proton acceptor.

Tahlia Mullins
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Re: Lewis and Bronsted

Postby Tahlia Mullins » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:03 pm

A Bronsted acid is a proton donor while a Lewis acid is a proton acceptor.

Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B
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Re: Lewis and Bronsted

Postby Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:06 pm

Lewis Acids and Bases involve ELECTRON transfers, while Bronsted Acids and Bases involve PROTONS.

Michelle Xie 2B
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Re: Lewis and Bronsted

Postby Michelle Xie 2B » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:23 pm

The lewis definition involves the transfer of a pair of electrons. The bronsted definition involves transfer of a proton.


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