bronsted vs lewis

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Sophia Dinh 1D
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bronsted vs lewis

Postby Sophia Dinh 1D » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:40 pm

What is the difference between bronsted and lewis acid and bases and which is more common?

Petrina Kan 2I
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Re: bronsted vs lewis

Postby Petrina Kan 2I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:48 pm

Bronsted and Lewis are simply definitions of how to describe an acid or a base. A Bronsted acid is a proton donor while a Lewis acid accepts an electron pair. It just depends on how you look at it. In high school, I was taught that we generally use the Bronsted definition more so perhaps that one is more common.

Jamie Lee 1F
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Re: bronsted vs lewis

Postby Jamie Lee 1F » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:21 pm

Adding on to that, we have been using Bronsted more due to conjugate acid and base pairs which don't exist by the Lewis definition.

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