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Donating Proton vs Accepting Electron

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:01 pm
by Amir Bayat
What is the difference between donating a proton vs accepting an electron?

I know this defines the difference between Lewis acids and bases and Bronsted acids and bases, but what is the difference conceptually?

Re: Donating Proton vs Accepting Electron

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:11 pm
by Wilson 2E
They are essentially just different ways of saying the same thing. An acid loses it's hydrogen (proton) in water to form hydronium (H3O), and in exchange gains the electron lone pair from the water molecule it interacts with.

Re: Donating Proton vs Accepting Electron

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:59 pm
by Tahlia Mullins
This is a great example of how the interaction works and how the definitions of lewis and bronsted acids/bases can be applied to a real scenario.

Re: Donating Proton vs Accepting Electron

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:19 pm
by Lauren Sanchez 3D
Being a proton donor and an electron acceptor are the same thing because once the acid donates or loses a proton, it can then accept an electron pair.

Re: Donating Proton vs Accepting Electron

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:16 pm
by Yiyang Jen Wang 4G
They both talk about the same thing just with two different concepts, one based one proton and on based on electron. As an acid donates a proton, it can be also viewed as accepting an electron.