Bronsted vs Lewis acids

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405404782 Gabriel Rigole 4F
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Bronsted vs Lewis acids

Postby 405404782 Gabriel Rigole 4F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:15 pm

Why do we need to classify acids differently?

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Re: Bronsted vs Lewis acids

Postby KHowe_1D » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:38 pm

Lewis acids accept electron while bronsted give electrons.

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Re: Bronsted vs Lewis acids

Postby Gerald Bernal1I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:39 pm

Bronsteds says that acids are H atom donors and lewis acids are electron donors. Bronsted's definition limits acids only to compounds that have hydrogen atoms bonded to it while Lewis acids definition can be expanded to any ionic compound that has an atom donating an electron.

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Re: Bronsted vs Lewis acids

Postby Andrea_1H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:02 pm

Lewis acids accept electron pairs, meanwhile Bronsted acids donate proton.

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Re: Bronsted vs Lewis acids

Postby Natalie C 1K » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:07 pm

Bronsted acids donate protons, while Lewis acids accept electrons

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Re: Bronsted vs Lewis acids

Postby Robert Tran 1B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:18 pm

There isn't a clear definition for acids, just different theories. Thus, we have different classifications such as Bronsted and Lewis.


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