Bronsted Base and Acid

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SajaZidan_1K
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Bronsted Base and Acid

Postby SajaZidan_1K » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:53 pm

Is a Bronsted base and acid determined only on whether or not a proton is accepted or donated?

Alan Wu
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Re: Bronsted Base and Acid

Postby Alan Wu » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:58 pm

Yes.
A Bronsted Acid donates a proton. (It is the entire compound that donates the H+ proton, e.g. HCl)
A Bronsted Base accepts a proton. (It is just the species that accepts the H+ proton, not including the spectator ion, e.g. OH-, not NaOH)

selatran1h
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Re: Bronsted Base and Acid

Postby selatran1h » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:40 pm

Yes, because a Bronsted base accepts a proton while a Bronsted acid donates a proton.

005162902
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Re: Bronsted Base and Acid

Postby 005162902 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:50 pm

Yes. A Bronsted Base receives a donated proton. A Bronsted Acid donates the proton to the Bronsted Base. It works oppositely of Lewis Acids and Bases. For Lewis structures, acids accept electrons and bases donate them.

Tiffany Dong_4e
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Re: Bronsted Base and Acid

Postby Tiffany Dong_4e » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:05 pm

Yes, a Bronsted acid is the proton donor and a Bronsted base is the proton acceptor. This is based on the Bronsted-Lowry definition of acids and bases.

Celine 1F
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Re: Bronsted Base and Acid

Postby Celine 1F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:16 pm

Yes, a bronsted base accepts protons while bronsted acids donates protons.


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