Main Difference

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Main Difference

Postby 905174774 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:07 am

What is the main difference between a lewis acid & base and Bronsted Acid & base?

Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I
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Re: Main Difference

Postby Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:21 pm

Bronsted acids and bases accept or donate protons while Lewis acids and bases accept or donate electron pairs.

Venus_Hagan 2L
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Re: Main Difference

Postby Venus_Hagan 2L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:07 pm

Bronstead acids and bases focus on what is happening with the protons. What is giving up and H+ and what is gaining an H+? Lewis acids and bases focus on the electron. What is giving up an electron and what is gaining an electron ?

AmyL_3L
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Re: Main Difference

Postby AmyL_3L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:07 pm

Lewis acids and bases accept or donate electrons, respectively, while Bronsted acids and bases donate or accept protons, respectively.

ramiro_romero
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Re: Main Difference

Postby ramiro_romero » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:39 pm

Lewis acids/bases accept/donate electron pair. Bronsted acids/bases accept/donate hydrogen protons


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