Difference between bronsted and lewis acid/base?

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tonyhu
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Difference between bronsted and lewis acid/base?

Postby tonyhu » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:12 pm

Which one do we use to define base/acid?

Ronak Naik
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Re: Difference between bronsted and lewis acid/base?

Postby Ronak Naik » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:32 pm

We don't neccessarily use one or the other to define them. A bronsted acid is a proton donor, and a bronsted base is a proton acceptor. A Lewis acid is a electron acceptor and a lewis base is an electron donor.

Ronak Naik
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Re: Difference between bronsted and lewis acid/base?

Postby Ronak Naik » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:32 pm

We don't neccessarily use one or the other to define them. A bronsted acid is a proton donor, and a bronsted base is a proton acceptor. A Lewis acid is a electron acceptor and a lewis base is an electron donor.

Fatemah Yacoub 1F
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Re: Difference between bronsted and lewis acid/base?

Postby Fatemah Yacoub 1F » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:53 am

Not a single one is correct to define an acid or base, but you should know the difference between them.

AveryAgosto
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Re: Difference between bronsted and lewis acid/base?

Postby AveryAgosto » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:55 am

My TA showed us in a table like this:

Acid Base

Bronsted : proton donor proton acceptor

Lewis : electron acceptor electron donor

lasarro
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Re: Difference between bronsted and lewis acid/base?

Postby lasarro » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:56 am

bronsted refers to an exchange of protons. Lewis refers to an exchange of electrons

Lauren Tanaka 1A
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Re: Difference between bronsted and lewis acid/base?

Postby Lauren Tanaka 1A » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:49 pm

I think you just need to understand the differences between a bronsted acid/base and a lewis acid/base. Bronsted acids are those that are proton donors and bronsted bases are proton acceptors. However, Lewis acids are proton acceptors and Lewis bases are proton donors.


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