Bronsted Acid and Base Reaction

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Michelle Dong 1F
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Bronsted Acid and Base Reaction

Postby Michelle Dong 1F » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:16 pm

How do you know which reaction can be classified as a Bronsted acid and base reaction?

Ashin_Jose_1H
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Re: Bronsted Acid and Base Reaction

Postby Ashin_Jose_1H » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:23 pm

A Bronsted Acid is a proton donor and a Bronsted Base is a proton acceptor.

A proton in these definitions refers to the hydrogen ion.

So if a reaction involves the transfer of a proton, then the reaction could be classified as a Bronsted Acid and Base Reaction.

Michelle Lee 2E
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Re: Bronsted Acid and Base Reaction

Postby Michelle Lee 2E » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:48 pm

If you can also define which is a Lewis Acid and Lewis Base, that also helps you figure out Bronsted Acids and Bases.
In most cases, a Lewis Acid is a Bronsted Base.
Also, usually, a Lewis Base is a Bronsted Acid.

It's great to know both Lewis and Bronsted Acids and Bases though.


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