Lewis and Bronsted

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Lewis and Bronsted

Postby Andrea_Torres » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:09 pm

What is the difference between Lewis acids and bases and Bronsted acid and bases?

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Re: Lewis and Bronsted

Postby AndreiRekesh1I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:11 pm

Lewis acids are electron acceptors and Lewis bases are electron donors. Bronsted acids are hydrogen ion donors and Bronsted bases are hydrogen ion acceptors.

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Re: Lewis and Bronsted

Postby Jessica Castellanos » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:11 pm

Hey, I just answered someone else's same question with these definitions of Bronsted Acids and Bases and Lewis Acids and Bases. I hope this helps!

Bronsted Acid: proton donor
Bronsted Base: proton acceptor

Lewis Acid: lone pair acceptor
Lewis base: lone pair donor

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