Acids and Bases

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Priscilla Tamborini 1B
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Acids and Bases

Postby Priscilla Tamborini 1B » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:41 pm

Which would acids and bases be characterized under and why? Nucleophiles or electrophiles?

Vivian Wang 3J
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Re: Acids and Bases

Postby Vivian Wang 3J » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:54 pm

A nucleophile (electron rich) is Lewis base, which means it is a reactant that provides a pair of electrons to form a new covalent bond.
When the nucleophile donates a pair of electrons to a proton, it’s called a Brønsted base, or simply, “base”.

An electrophile, or a Lewis acid, is a species that accepts a pair of electrons to form a new covalent bond.
An electrophile that accepts an electron pair at hydrogen is called a Brønsted acid, or just “acid”.


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