Bronsted vs. Lewis Acids

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Shanzey
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Bronsted vs. Lewis Acids

Postby Shanzey » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:44 am

Are Bronsted acids different from Lewis acids because they deal with accepting protons, rather than electrons?

Kevin Antony 2B
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Re: Bronsted vs. Lewis Acids

Postby Kevin Antony 2B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:56 am

A Bronsted acid is a substance that gives off protons, so the proton donor. A Lewis acid is a substance that can accept a lone pair of electrons. Just because something is a Lewis Acid, does not mean it has to be a Bronsted Acid.

WesleyWu_1C
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Re: Bronsted vs. Lewis Acids

Postby WesleyWu_1C » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:46 am

Usually the Bronstead Acid in a chemical reaction is also the Lewis Acid of the same chemical equation.

Haley Pham 4I
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Re: Bronsted vs. Lewis Acids

Postby Haley Pham 4I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:47 am

Bronsted acids are are proton donors, while Lewis acids are electron acceptors. All Bronsted acids are Lewis acids, but not all Lewis acids are Bronsted acids.

Kendra Barreras 3E
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Re: Bronsted vs. Lewis Acids

Postby Kendra Barreras 3E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:46 pm

Haley Pham 4I wrote:Bronsted acids are are proton donors, while Lewis acids are electron acceptors. All Bronsted acids are Lewis acids, but not all Lewis acids are Bronsted acids.

Similarily all Bronsted bases are Lewis bases but not all Lewis bases are Bronsted bases.


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