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