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Difference between Arrhenius, Bronsted, and Lewis Acids/Bases

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:22 pm
by AGaeta_2C
My TA differentiated between these types of acids and bases during discussion and I figured it might help someone if I posted it here.

Arrhenius
Acid: gives off H+
Base: gives off OH-

B-L
Acid: proton donor
Base: proton acceptor

Lewis
Acid: electron pair (usually nonbonding 2e-) acceptor
Base: electron pair (2e-) donor

Re: Difference between Arrhenius, Bronsted, and Lewis Acids/Bases

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:15 pm
by kevinolvera1j
Arrhenius is a little more specified towards aqueous solutions, which is why the bronsted definition is used more generally.

Re: Difference between Arrhenius, Bronsted, and Lewis Acids/Bases

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:55 pm
by Jessica Chen 2C
This is pretty helpful, thanks for sharing! Does anyone happen to know which definition is used most commonly, and why?