Are these actually acidic?

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samanthaywu
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Are these actually acidic?

Postby samanthaywu » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:54 am

Are lewis acids actually acidic in the sense where they'll turn up acidic through pH tests? Are any of our everyday substances such as detergents or foods Lewis acids or Lewis bases but not Bronsted Acids and bases?

Jaclyn Schwartz 1I
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Re: Are these actually acidic?

Postby Jaclyn Schwartz 1I » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:58 am

For the most part I would assume pH testing would follow lewis acid and bases.

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Re: Are these actually acidic?

Postby Veronica Macias 3K » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:16 pm

I'm actually not sure either, I would like to know this as well. Lewis acids are lone pair acceptors and lewis bases are lone pair donors, but I'm not sure how this relates to the pH scale.

Susanna Givan 2B
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Re: Are these actually acidic?

Postby Susanna Givan 2B » Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:30 am

Yes, lewis acids are actually acidic in the sense that if you used a test strip, they would show up as being acidic.

Sejal Parsi 3K
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Re: Are these actually acidic?

Postby Sejal Parsi 3K » Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:59 am

I believe they would show up as being acidic.

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Re: Are these actually acidic?

Postby 205323697 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:54 am

When do we know when one molecule is more acidic than another? if we are talking about the same atoms but the different amount of them, would it be safe to say that the one with more atoms tend to be more or less acidic?


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