Bronsted Acid and Base

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Drew Myers 4G
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Bronsted Acid and Base

Postby Drew Myers 4G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:59 pm

Are Bronsted bases and acids determined based solely on if a proton is donated or accepted?

ThomasNguyen_Dis1H
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Re: Bronsted Acid and Base

Postby ThomasNguyen_Dis1H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:00 pm

Yes. acids donate a proton while bases accept protons for bronsted definitions

Tai Metzger 3K
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Re: Bronsted Acid and Base

Postby Tai Metzger 3K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:02 pm

Yes, a Bronsted base recieves a proton and a Bronsted acid donates a proton

DHavo_1E
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Re: Bronsted Acid and Base

Postby DHavo_1E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:02 pm

Hi,

I agree with the statement above, and would like to add that this differs from the Lewis definition which discusses the transfer of electrons (acids- electron pair acceptor vs. base-electron donor).

ashwathinair
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Re: Bronsted Acid and Base

Postby ashwathinair » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:03 pm

Yes, bronsted definitions are based on proton accepting or donating (in contrast to lewis definitions based on electron accepting and donating).

derinceltik1K
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Re: Bronsted Acid and Base

Postby derinceltik1K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:37 pm

Yes, for Bronsted Acids and Bases, we talk about the reaction of a molecule in regards to H+.
If a molecule donates H+, that is a Bronsted Acid (proton donor)
If a molecule accepts H+, that is a Bronsted Base (proton acceptor)


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