Lewis vs. Bronsted

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Amy Xiao 1I
Posts: 101
Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:15 am

Lewis vs. Bronsted

Postby Amy Xiao 1I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:21 pm

Which one do we use in lecture most often, and is it necessary to specify on exams?

Posts: 99
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:15 am

Re: Lewis vs. Bronsted

Postby VLi_2B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:24 pm

I believe you should be able to know what the difference is between the two for the exam.

Julie Park 1G
Posts: 100
Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:15 am

Re: Lewis vs. Bronsted

Postby Julie Park 1G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:33 pm

You'll probably want to know the definitions of both and be able to identify them based on a reaction equation or when given a certain experimental context, but it's likely that the question will explicitly ask you to state whether something is a bronsted/lewis component.

By the Bronsted definition, an acid is a proton (H+ ion) donor and a base is a proton acceptor while by the Lewis definition, an acid is an electron acceptor and a base is an electron donor.

Posts: 108
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:15 am

Re: Lewis vs. Bronsted

Postby rabiasumar2E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:34 pm

In the book it mentions that when they say 'acid' they are referring to the Brønsted acid so I'm assuming that applies for lecture as well. I think if he were to mention lewis acids/bases he would say 'lewis acid' or 'lewis base'. And I would definitely know how to differentiate the two for the final!

Return to “Lewis Acids & Bases”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests