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Characteristics of Lewis acids

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:47 pm
by Helen Struble 2F
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?

Re: Characteristics of Lewis acids

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:59 pm
by Ryan 1K
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.

Re: Characteristics of Lewis acids

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:10 pm
by Hailey Kim 4G
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.