Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius

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Hannah Faris 1C
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Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius

Postby Hannah Faris 1C » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:33 pm

Hi, I'm still having trouble differentiating between the different definitions, and what they mean for the entities defined by acids and bases for each definition. Any explanation or examples you could give would help!

Thanks!

Elena Saab 4A
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Re: Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius

Postby Elena Saab 4A » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:40 pm

A Lewis acid accepts an electron pair, while a Bronsted acid donates a proton. A Lewis base donates an electron pair, and a Bronsted base accepts a proton.
Every Bronsted base is a Lewis base, but not every Lewis base is a Bronsted base.
Good luck!

Jaedyn_Birchmier3F
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Re: Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius

Postby Jaedyn_Birchmier3F » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:23 pm

To add onto this, Arrhenis acids and bases are defined as the acids is the compound that contains hydrogen and reacts with water to from hydrogen ions. On the other hand Arrhenis bases are the compounds that produce hydroxide ions in H2O.

Shivangi_2J
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Re: Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius

Postby Shivangi_2J » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:33 pm

also, the Lewis definition encompasses more compounds/is more general than the Bronsted and Arrhenius definitions

Jordan Lo 2A
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Re: Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius

Postby Jordan Lo 2A » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:44 pm

thanks! this is very helpful because I was confused as well


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