Bronsted vs. Lewis

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Lauren Haight 1E
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Bronsted vs. Lewis

Postby Lauren Haight 1E » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:47 pm

Can someone please help me distinguish between Lewis Acids and Bases and Bronsted Acids and Bases?

ishaa Diwakar 4E
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Re: Bronsted vs. Lewis

Postby ishaa Diwakar 4E » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:12 pm

Bronsted acids are proton donors and the bases are proton acceptors, while Lewis acids are lone pair acceptors and the bases are lone pair donors.

CynthiaLy4F
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Re: Bronsted vs. Lewis

Postby CynthiaLy4F » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:09 pm

A Bronsted acid is a proton donor and a Bronsted base is a proton acceptor. A Lewis acid is an electron pair acceptor and a Lewis base is an electron pair donor.

Ashley Kim 3F
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Re: Bronsted vs. Lewis

Postby Ashley Kim 3F » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:47 pm

The difference is by definition, as Bronsted acids and bases are in terms of proton transfer while Lewis acids and bases are in terms of electron pairs.

Megan_1F
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Re: Bronsted vs. Lewis

Postby Megan_1F » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:09 pm

Bronsted definition infers proton transfer and Lewis definition infers electron transfer.

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Re: Bronsted vs. Lewis

Postby philipraj_1F » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:24 pm

Also bronsted acid and bases are a type of Lewis acid and bases.


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