identifying based on structure

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Ekin 1C
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identifying based on structure

Postby Ekin 1C » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:26 pm

how come Ag + is an acid but F- is a base????????

Adam Enomoto 1L
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Re: identifying based on structure

Postby Adam Enomoto 1L » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:36 pm

Ag+ is a lewis acid and F- is a lewis base. Ag+ can accept an electron and F- can donate an electron

Troy Tavangar 1I
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Re: identifying based on structure

Postby Troy Tavangar 1I » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:56 pm

Acids have the ability to take on an extra electron while bases have the ability to give an extra, therefore Ag+ would be the acid cause it requires an electron to have a neutral charge and F- is a base because it needs to get rid of an electron to have a neutral charge.

Alexandria Weinberger
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Re: identifying based on structure

Postby Alexandria Weinberger » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:40 pm

Ag+ is the acid because it will take an electron to become neutral, as F- will take a proton to become neutral so it is the base.

aaron tang 2K
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Re: identifying based on structure

Postby aaron tang 2K » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:16 am

For this question, it was asking about lewis acids and lewis bases. Lewis acids accept electrons and lewis bases donate electrons. Ag+ can accept electrons which makes it an acid, while F- can donate an electron which makes it a base.


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