Lewis acid and bases

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Sophia Dinh 1D
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Lewis acid and bases

Postby Sophia Dinh 1D » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:11 am

How can you tell a Lewis acid or base?

VioletKo3F
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Re: Lewis acid and bases

Postby VioletKo3F » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:12 am

Lewis acids accept an electron pair while lewis bases donate an electron pair. If a molecule has unbonded electron pairs, it can be a lewis base by donating an electron. If a molecule's valence shells are not filled, it can accept an electron and act as a lewis acid.

Matthew ILG 1L
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Re: Lewis acid and bases

Postby Matthew ILG 1L » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:55 pm

Lewis acids and bases are defined in terms of being able to accept or donate electron pairs, while Bronsted Lowry acids and bases are defined in terms of being able to accept or donate hydrogen ions ( H+ )

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Re: Lewis acid and bases

Postby Brandon Valafar » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:43 pm

Lewis acid accepts electron pair, and lewis base donates electron pair.

Amir Bayat
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Re: Lewis acid and bases

Postby Amir Bayat » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:54 pm

A Lewis acid is a proton donor while a Lewis base is a proton acceptor.

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Re: Lewis acid and bases

Postby Kaylee Clarke 1G » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:37 pm

Lewis acids donate a proton (Hplus) and Lewis bases accept a proton.


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