all acids and bases

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NHolmes3L
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all acids and bases

Postby NHolmes3L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:03 am

Do we need to know the difference between lewis and bronsted acids and bases?

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Re: all acids and bases

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:06 am

Yes, you should be able to know the difference in definition between Lewis acid/base vs. Bronsted acid/base.

jvera4b
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Re: all acids and bases

Postby jvera4b » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:31 am

Yes, lewis acid accepts protons and lewis base is the one that gives. A Bronstead acid donates a H+ while a base will a accept the H+.

Kylie Lim 4G
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Re: all acids and bases

Postby Kylie Lim 4G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:40 am

Yes, a lewis acid is an electron acceptor and a Bronsted acid is a proton donor. A Bronsted acid or base is always either a lewis acid or base but some Lewis acids and bases are not Bronsted.

Akshay Chellappa 1H
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Re: all acids and bases

Postby Akshay Chellappa 1H » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:06 pm

A lewis acid is an electron acceptor and a Bronsted acid is a proton donor. A Bronsted acid or base is always either a lewis acid or base, but some Lewis acids and bases are not considered to be Bronsted.


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