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Bronsted Acid and Base vs Lewis Acid and Base

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:21 pm
by An Dang 3F
Can someone explain to me the relationship between Bronsted acid/base and Lewis acid/base?

Re: Bronsted Acid and Base vs Lewis Acid and Base

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:59 pm
by Tatiana Hage 2E
Bronsted definition: an acid is a proton (H+ ion) donor, and a base is a proton acceptor.
Lewis definition: an acid is an electron acceptor, and a base is an electron donor.

Re: Bronsted Acid and Base vs Lewis Acid and Base

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:51 pm
by Ishan Saha 1L
To add on to the previous response, a Lewis acid is an electron PAIR acceptor, and a lewis base is a electron PAIR donor.

Re: Bronsted Acid and Base vs Lewis Acid and Base

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:11 pm
by Isabella Zizolfi 2F
Bronsted: H+
- Bronsted acids are proton donor
- Bronsted bases are proton acceptor

Lewis: e-
- Lewis acids are e- acceptor and they accept a lone pair
- Lewis bases are e- donor and the donate a lone pair