Relationship between Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

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Nick Fiorentino 1E
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Relationship between Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Nick Fiorentino 1E » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:51 pm

What is the relationship between Bronsted and Lewis acids and bases? Can a molecule be both?

Marni Kahn 1A
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Re: Relationship between Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Marni Kahn 1A » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:06 pm

The textbook says that every Bronsted base is a lewis base, because if a molecule is accepting an H+ then it is also donating e- to fill the H+ empty shell

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Re: Relationship between Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Amy Pham 1D » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:18 pm

Bronsted acids and bases are more precise definitions of what is considered an acid or a base as compared with the Lewis definitions. Bronsted definition deals with the donation/accepting of protons (H+ ions), while the Lewis definition deals with donation/accepting of electron pairs.


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