I am having trouble

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I am having trouble

Postby 405335722 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:12 pm

I am having trouble identifying lewis acids and bases because they aren't like traditional bronstead acids and bases that are easier to pick out

Does anyone have any tips or examples?

ShravanPatel2B
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Re: I am having trouble

Postby ShravanPatel2B » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:45 pm

Are there any unbonded electron pairs on the central atom?

If yes, then this molecule can act as a Lewis Base


Is the valence shell of the central atom filled?

If not, then this molecule can act as a Lewis Acid

Ashley Kumar 3F
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Re: I am having trouble

Postby Ashley Kumar 3F » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:50 pm

If the reactant is e- deficient, then its a lewis acid, and if it has extra, then its a lewis base :)

Cassandra_1K
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6 A 17

Postby Cassandra_1K » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:13 pm

how can you tell whether an oxide is acidic, basic or amphoteric??

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Re: I am having trouble

Postby 405335722 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:59 am

ShravanPatel4G wrote:Are there any unbonded electron pairs on the central atom?

If yes, then this molecule can act as a Lewis Base


Is the valence shell of the central atom filled?

If not, then this molecule can act as a Lewis Acid


THANK YOU!


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