Identifying Acids and Bases

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Identifying Acids and Bases

Postby 405289292 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:05 pm

Is there anyway to identify a Lewis acid/base from a bronsted acid/base without them being specified.

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Re: Identifying Acids and Bases

Postby Abby Soriano 1J » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:08 pm

An easy way of recognizing something as an acid or base is seeing if it has a proton that it can donate. If it does, then, according to the Bronsted definition, it is an acid. You can always try drawing the Lewis structures to see if it has a lone pair it can donate. In this case, it would be a Lewis base according to that definition.

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