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Main Difference

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:07 am
by 905174774
What is the main difference between a lewis acid & base and Bronsted Acid & base?

Re: Main Difference

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:21 pm
by Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I
Bronsted acids and bases accept or donate protons while Lewis acids and bases accept or donate electron pairs.

Re: Main Difference

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:07 pm
by Venus_Hagan 2L
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 ?

Re: Main Difference

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:07 pm
by AmyL_3L
Lewis acids and bases accept or donate electrons, respectively, while Bronsted acids and bases donate or accept protons, respectively.

Re: Main Difference

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:39 pm
by ramiro_romero
Lewis acids/bases accept/donate electron pair. Bronsted acids/bases accept/donate hydrogen protons