Bronsted Acids and Bases?

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Saleha_Mian_3E
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Bronsted Acids and Bases?

Postby Saleha_Mian_3E » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:17 pm

What is the difference between a regular base and acid, and a bronsted acid and base?

Samantha Kwock 1D
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Re: Bronsted Acids and Bases?

Postby Samantha Kwock 1D » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:33 pm

There are two types of acids and bases, bronsted and lewis. Bronsted acids are defined as proton donators and bronsted bases as proton acceptors. However, lewis acids are defined as electron acceptors and lewis bases as electron donators.

Vicky Lu 1L
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Re: Bronsted Acids and Bases?

Postby Vicky Lu 1L » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:39 pm

Lewis Acid accepts e- pair and Lewis Base donates e- pairs. Bronsted Acid donates H+ and Bronsted Base accepts H+. Bronsted Acid and Base only involve Hydrogen while Lewis Acid and Base deals with all atoms/molecules. All Bronsted Acids/Bases are Lewis Acids/Bases are Lewis Acids/Bases for this reason.


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