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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.
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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