Bronsted vs Lewis Acid Definition

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Nasir_Ahmed
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Bronsted vs Lewis Acid Definition

Postby Nasir_Ahmed » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:43 pm

I was reading the book and the definitions for Bronsted and Lewis acids seemed to be the opposite of each other and the wording was a bit confusing to me. Could anyone help clarify?

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Re: Bronsted vs Lewis Acid Definition

Postby Manpreet Singh 1N » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:50 pm

A Bronsted Acid is an acid that donates a proton (H+), while a Lewis acid accepts electrons. I like to think that acids like to have a negative charge and therefore either loses a proton or accepts an electron.

Hope that helps :)

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Re: Bronsted vs Lewis Acid Definition

Postby Audrey_Hall_2I » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:53 pm

Are there going to be conceptual questions on the final like explaining the difference between the two?


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