Difference between Bronsted and Lewis Acid?

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Difference between Bronsted and Lewis Acid?

Postby 905385366 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:12 pm

What is the difference between a Bronsted and Lewis Acid?

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Re: Difference between Bronsted and Lewis Acid?

Postby alicechien_4F » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:16 pm

Brosted acid and bases are defined by their ability to accept or donate hydrogen ions. Lewis acid and bases are defined by their ability to accept or donate electron pairs. A Lewis Acid is an electron-pair acceptor. A Brosted acid is a substance that can donate a hydrogen ion.

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Re: Difference between Bronsted and Lewis Acid?

Postby Abigail Sanders 1E » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:56 pm

Like stated previously a bronsted acid is something that can donate a hydrogen and a Bronsted base is a molecule that can accept a hydrogen. Contrarily, a lewis acid is a molecule that accepts electrons while a lewis base is a molecule that donates electrons. A Bronsted acid can be classified as a lewis acid however, a lewis acid can not be classified as a Bronsted acid as a hydrogen ion is not transfered in all Lewis acid-base reactions.

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Re: Difference between Bronsted and Lewis Acid?

Postby AGulati_4A » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:27 pm

Lewis structures = unpaired electrons, therefore, lewis acid = accepts electrons. And therefore Bronsted acid: donates proton

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Re: Difference between Bronsted and Lewis Acid?

Postby Anvi Brahmbhatt 4A » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:28 pm

A Lewis acid is defined as an electron acceptor, while a Bronsted acid is defined as a proton donor.

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Re: Difference between Bronsted and Lewis Acid?

Postby Eunice Nguyen 4I » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:06 pm

Bronsted-Lowry acid: donates a proton
Lewis acid: accepts an electron pair from a donor compound

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Re: Difference between Bronsted and Lewis Acid?

Postby NRodgers_1C » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:06 pm

Does anyone have any good youtube video suggestions for doing problems with acids and bases or writing the names of coordination compounds?


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