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Bronsted Acids and Bases

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:59 am
by melissa_dis4K
Can someone pls explain how H2SO3 is a bronsted acid? I thought the sulfur could accept a proton with its lone pair making it a bronsted base but that is not correct. Thank you!

Re: Bronsted Acids and Bases

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:01 am
by melissa_dis4K
Would it be because it is already stable since the formal charge of Sulfur with the lone pair is 0?

Re: Bronsted Acids and Bases

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:40 pm
by daniella_knight1I
The molecule is stable and more favorable not giving up it's lone pair, therefore it's a base.