bronsted vs lewis

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Sarah Blake-2I
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bronsted vs lewis

Postby Sarah Blake-2I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:51 pm

What is the difference between Bronsted acids and bases and Lewis acids and bases? WOuld you be able to tell the differnce in the way they are written out?

Andrew Jang 4D
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Re: bronsted vs lewis

Postby Andrew Jang 4D » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:52 pm

think of bronsted in terms of H+ ion donors/acceptors and lewis in terms of electron donors/acceptors.

TimVintsDis4L
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Re: bronsted vs lewis

Postby TimVintsDis4L » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:53 pm

I believe the main difference is that bronsted deals with proton donors/acceptors, while Lewis deals with electron donors/acceptors.

Dakota Walker 1L
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Re: bronsted vs lewis

Postby Dakota Walker 1L » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:55 pm

Lewis acids accept electrons and lewis bases donate electrons.
Bronsted acids donate protons and bronsted bases accept protons.

Ariel Fern 2B
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Re: bronsted vs lewis

Postby Ariel Fern 2B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:57 pm

Yes, I agree with the others: Bronsted deals with protons (H+), while Lewis deals with electrons. A tip is that Lewis Acids are e(L)ectron (A)cceptors, so just remember the LA, and you can figure out the rest of them! Hope this helps!

Celine 1F
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Re: bronsted vs lewis

Postby Celine 1F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:12 pm

Bronsted acids and bases deal with protons whereas Lewis acids and bases deal with electrons. For example, a bronsted base accepts protons while a lewis base donates electrons

Charysa Santos 4G
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Re: bronsted vs lewis

Postby Charysa Santos 4G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:15 pm

The difference is that Bronsted acids and bases focus on the exchange of H+ ions (protons) while Lewis acids and bases deal with the exchange of electrons.

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Re: bronsted vs lewis

Postby Areena H 2K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:17 pm

Bronsted acids are talking about proton donors/acceptors and lewis acids and bases refer to electron proton donors/acceptors.

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Re: bronsted vs lewis

Postby zfinn » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:18 pm

bronsted acids and bases identify the exchange of protons while lewis deal with the exchange of electrons. they aren't necessarily two separate groups, just different ways of viewing acids and bases.

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Re: bronsted vs lewis

Postby Heba Mengesha 3D » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:37 pm

A Bronsted base is a proton acceptor, while a Lewis acid is an electron acceptor. One way to tell the difference is to count the number of hydrogen ions. If the number of hydrogens has decreased that substance is the acid (donates hydrogen ions). If the number of hydrogens has increased that substance is the base (accepts hydrogen ions).


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