Bronsted and Lewis Acids/Bases

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Bronsted and Lewis Acids/Bases

Postby sallina_yehdego 2E » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:51 am

Do the definitions of Bronsted acids and bases and Lewis acids and bases relate to oxidation and reduction reactions? Just thought I saw a connection with a bio topic and chem topic.

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Re: Bronsted and Lewis Acids/Bases

Postby Schuyler_Howell_4D » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:46 am

From what I understand they do. An acid will gain an electron pair and donate a proton. An oxidizing agent gains electrons, so I think you can say an acid is an oxidizing agent. A base is a proton acceptor and donates electron pairs. A reducing agent loses electrons, so I think you can say a base is a reducing agent.
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