Bronsted vs Lewis

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Bronsted vs Lewis

Postby monikac4k » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:45 pm

Is one definition preferred over the other? Or are the two definitions equally interchangeable?

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Re: Bronsted vs Lewis

Postby Tuong Nguyen 2I » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:49 pm

Both are interchangeable, just make sure you know that the lewis definition deals with lone pair donor and acceptor while the bronsted definition views it in terms of proton donor and acceptor.

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Re: Bronsted vs Lewis

Postby Xinyi Zeng 4C » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:39 pm

Both definitions apply to different acids and bases. Note that there is a limitation to the Bronsted theory as it does not count for the acidic properties of substances that do not have any hydrogen atoms, and this is a good time to use Lewis definition than Bronsted definition.

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