Lewis Acids

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Amina Durrani 3G
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Lewis Acids

Postby Amina Durrani 3G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:17 pm

I'm a little confused about this. In my notes I wrote that a species that accepts an electron pair is a lewis acid, but if it accepts an electron, doesn't it get more negative, or basic? Wouldn't a lewis acid be a species that accepts an H+?

Dan M -3E
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Re: Lewis Acids

Postby Dan M -3E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm

An acid accepts an electron pair, a base donates an electron pair.

Nathan Nakaguchi 1G
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Re: Lewis Acids

Postby Nathan Nakaguchi 1G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:29 pm

I remember it as a base will take electrons while an acid will receive electrons (I use bronsted definition).

Tahlia Mullins
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Re: Lewis Acids

Postby Tahlia Mullins » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:02 pm

I like using both definitions simultaneously because they complement each other well and can be depicted in an actual acid-base reaction.

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