Lewis v Bronsted acids/bases

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Marni Kahn 1A
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Lewis v Bronsted acids/bases

Postby Marni Kahn 1A » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:42 pm

Are all lewis acids/bases considered to be Bronsted acids/bases? Are all Bronsted acids/bases considered to be Lewis acids/bases?

Ramneet Sandhu 3D
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Re: Lewis v Bronsted acids/bases

Postby Ramneet Sandhu 3D » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:09 pm

Anything that accepts a pair of electrons is called a Lewis acid, and anything that accepts pairs of electrons at an acidic hydrogen is considered a Bronsted acid. Lewis acids can be considered generalizations of Bronsted acids.

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Re: Lewis v Bronsted acids/bases

Postby Kavya Immadisetty 2B » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:48 pm

A Lewis acid and base accept and donate electrons respectively. Make sure you know the difference between that and Bronsted-Lowry acid and base which donate and accept protons respectively.


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