Definition of Bronsted and Lewis

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SnehinRajkumar1L
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Definition of Bronsted and Lewis

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:07 pm

Are there any examples of a compound that is a Bronsted acid/base but not a Lewis acid/base and vice versa?

RasikaObla_4I
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Re: Definition of Bronsted and Lewis

Postby RasikaObla_4I » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:18 pm

Examples of a lewis acid, but not a bronsted acid are BF3, AlCl3, and metal cations like Mg2+, Li+, Na+ because they accept an electron pair, but don't necessarily donate a proton.


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