Bronsted Acids and Bases

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BridgetJ_2J
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Bronsted Acids and Bases

Postby BridgetJ_2J » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:19 pm

How does one determine whether a compound is a Bronsted Acid or Base ?

Eugenia Kwon 3O
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Re: Bronsted Acids and Bases

Postby Eugenia Kwon 3O » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:21 pm

If the compound is able to donate a proton, then it is a bronsted acid (e.g CH3COOH). If the compound is able to accept a proton, then it is a bronsted base (e.g. CH3COO-) - notice that the proton is denoted as H+

Jasmine Alcantara 3G
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Re: Bronsted Acids and Bases

Postby Jasmine Alcantara 3G » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:22 pm

A Bronsted-Lowry acid is any species that is capable of donating a proton (H+) while a Bronsted-Lowry base is any species that is capable of accepting a proton.

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Re: Bronsted Acids and Bases

Postby Manpreet Singh 1N » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:10 pm

Adding on, Bronsted Acid and Bases deal with donating or accepting protons, while Lewis acids and bases deal with accepting or donating electrons.


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