Bronsted and Lewis Acids

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Diana_Diep2I
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Bronsted and Lewis Acids

Postby Diana_Diep2I » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:16 pm

What is the difference between Bronsted and Lewis acids and bases?

Goyama_2A
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Re: Bronsted and Lewis Acids

Postby Goyama_2A » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:26 pm

Bronsted acids/bases focuses on the protons:
-bronsted acids- proton donors
-bronsted bases- proton acceptors

Lewis acids/bases focus on the electrons:
-Lewis acids- electron pair acceptor
-Lewis bases- electron pair donor

Hailey Kim 4G
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Re: Bronsted and Lewis Acids

Postby Hailey Kim 4G » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:36 pm

A Bronsted acid is a proton donor and a Bronsted base is a proton acceptor. A Lewis acid is an electron pair acceptor and a Lewis base is an electron pair donor.

Kate Osborne 1H
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Re: Bronsted and Lewis Acids

Postby Kate Osborne 1H » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:38 pm

In addition, all Bronstead acids are Lewis acids and all Bronstead bases are Lewis acids, but not vice versa. The definition of a Lewis acid/base is more general than Bronstead acid/base.

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Re: Bronsted and Lewis Acids

Postby serenabirkhoff_1K » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:45 pm

Thank you so much. I was a bit confused on the difference, but this helped a lot.


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