Characteristics of Lewis acids

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Helen Struble 2F
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Characteristics of Lewis acids

Postby Helen Struble 2F » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:47 pm

Do Lewis acids have the same qualities as Bronsted acids, even if there is no transfer of H+ ion? Would they still taste sour or can we only make this assumption for traditional Bronsted acids?

Ryan 1K
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Re: Characteristics of Lewis acids

Postby Ryan 1K » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:59 pm

What differentiates Bronsted acids from Lewis acids are the definitions of each. However, they are both acids, so they would still share the same properties that acids have, though their strengths may vary.

Hailey Kim 4G
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Re: Characteristics of Lewis acids

Postby Hailey Kim 4G » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:10 pm

Lewis acids would have the same qualities as Bronsted acids. However, a Bronsted acid donates H+, so there would have to be a proton transfer if a chemical reaction wants to be classified as a reaction between a Bronsted acid and base.


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