6A.13

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Shanzey
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6A.13

Postby Shanzey » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:07 pm

For part b, how are you able to tell that BF3 is a Lewis acid? Where would the newly accepted electrons go on the Lewis structure? Would the new bond be formed with boron or with fluorine?

Cynthia Rodas 4H
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Re: 6A.13

Postby Cynthia Rodas 4H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:30 pm

BF3 is a Lewis acid because Boron has an empty p-orbital. This means that it can accept an electron pair, which by definition is a Lewis acid. The new bond would be formed with the Boron.


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