Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

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Tamera Scott 1G
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Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Tamera Scott 1G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:23 pm

I am still having a hard time figuring out the difference between brosted and Lewis acids and bases. Can someone explain?

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Re: Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Srikar_Ramshetty 1K » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:30 pm

The Lewis definition deals with electrons while the Bronsted-Lowry deals with protons. A Lewis acid is a lone pair acceptor while a Lewis base is a lone pair donor, lone pair indicating electrons. A B-L acid is a proton donor while a B-L base is a proton acceptor, proton being an H+ ion.

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Re: Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby KarlaArevalo2F » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:26 pm

when talking about bronsted think of protons (sharing of H+ ion):
bronsted base- accepts protons; bronsted acid- donates protons
when talking about lewis think lone electron pairs:
lewis base- donates e- pair; lewis acid- accepts e- pair

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Re: Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby BenJohnson1H » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:38 pm

Could someone give a chemical reaction showing either a Bronsted Base recieving a proton or vis versa with a Bronsted Acid? I'm not sure I understand the concept.


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