Conjugate acids and bases with lewis/bronsted acids

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romina_4C
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Conjugate acids and bases with lewis/bronsted acids

Postby romina_4C » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:23 am

Do the conjugate acid/base pairs change depending on whether or not a molecule is a bronzed acid/base or lewis acid/base?

Angus Wu_4G
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Re: Conjugate acids and bases with lewis/bronsted acids

Postby Angus Wu_4G » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:14 am

No, I don't think so, because I don't think its possible for a molecule to be a bronsted acid and lewis base at the same time, and vice versa. Also, keep in mind that bronsted bases and acids are just special cases of lewis bases and acids when a hydrogen proton is involved. A bronsted base by definition is also a lewis base, but a lewis base is not necessarily a bronsted base, but it could be.

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Re: Conjugate acids and bases with lewis/bronsted acids

Postby BryantChung_4B » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:40 am

An acid is generally specific to its conjugate base, and a base is specific to its conjugate acid. Whether it is a Lewis or Bronsted base won't change what conjugate it forms.

Chantel_2I
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Re: Conjugate acids and bases with lewis/bronsted acids

Postby Chantel_2I » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:19 pm

The Lewis definition and Bronsted definition will never contradict each other, so either way, an acid is an acid and the way it reacts doesn't have to do with its definition.


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