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Postby KNguyen_1I » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:27 pm

6A.15 Draw the Lewis structure or symbol of each reactant,
identify the Lewis acid and the Lewis base, and then draw the
Lewis structure of the product (a complex) for the following
Lewis acid–base reactions:
PF5 + F- ---->
Cl2 + SO2 ---->

How do you do this problem?

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Re: 6A.15

Postby 105289321 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:52 pm

Well you start by writing the lewis structure/symbol, Name which one is the lewis acid (PF5) and the base (F-), and then find the product of the reaction and draw the lewis structure of that

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Re: 6A.15

Postby BNgo_2L » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:45 pm

Lewis bases also tend to have lone pairs to donate while lewis acids don't. Furthermore, the F- anion has a negative charge so it will tend to donate a lone pair to stabilize it.

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