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Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:33 pm
by Hannah Faris 1C
Hi, I'm still having trouble differentiating between the different definitions, and what they mean for the entities defined by acids and bases for each definition. Any explanation or examples you could give would help!

Thanks!

Re: Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:40 pm
by Elena Saab 4A
A Lewis acid accepts an electron pair, while a Bronsted acid donates a proton. A Lewis base donates an electron pair, and a Bronsted base accepts a proton.
Every Bronsted base is a Lewis base, but not every Lewis base is a Bronsted base.
Good luck!

Re: Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:23 pm
by Jaedyn_Birchmier3F
To add onto this, Arrhenis acids and bases are defined as the acids is the compound that contains hydrogen and reacts with water to from hydrogen ions. On the other hand Arrhenis bases are the compounds that produce hydroxide ions in H2O.

Re: Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:33 pm
by Shivangi_2J
also, the Lewis definition encompasses more compounds/is more general than the Bronsted and Arrhenius definitions

Re: Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:44 pm
by Jordan Lo 2A
thanks! this is very helpful because I was confused as well