Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

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Danieljm1B
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Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Danieljm1B » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:11 pm

Are Bronsted Acids and Bases equivalent to their Lewis Acid and Base counterpart or is there a reason for the different names?

Sisi Li 1F
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Re: Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Sisi Li 1F » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:25 pm

The Bronsted Acids and Bases can be restrictive as it focuses primarily on acids and bases acting as proton donors and acceptors, and in certain conditions this theory doesn't fit. The Lewis Acids and Bases alternatively looks at electrons which are donated/accepted. This helps predict a wider variety of acid-base reactions.

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Re: Bronsted and Lewis Acids and Bases

Postby Radha Patel 4I » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:33 pm

Bronsted Acids - Proton donor
Bronsted Bases - proton acceptor
Lewis Acids- electron pair acceptor
Lewis Bases - electron pair donor
Arrhenius Acids - forms H+ / H3O+ ions in (aq) solution
Arrhenius Bases - forms OH- ions in (aq) solution


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