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Lewis acid and bases

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:11 am
by Sophia Dinh 1D
How can you tell a Lewis acid or base?

Re: Lewis acid and bases

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:12 am
by VioletKo3F
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.

Re: Lewis acid and bases

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:55 pm
by Matthew ILG 1L
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+ )

Re: Lewis acid and bases

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:43 pm
by Brandon Valafar
Lewis acid accepts electron pair, and lewis base donates electron pair.

Re: Lewis acid and bases

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:54 pm
by Amir Bayat
A Lewis acid is a proton donor while a Lewis base is a proton acceptor.

Re: Lewis acid and bases

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:37 pm
by Kaylee Clarke 1G
Lewis acids donate a proton (Hplus) and Lewis bases accept a proton.