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I remember Professor Lavelle mentioning that either Bronsted or Lewis is a more general classification meaning that all acids and bases are one thing but not necessarily the other. Which term is more general, Bronsted or Lewis?
The Lewis definition is more consistent in classifying most acids-bases, since a molecule might not have hydrogen to donate for the definition of a Bronsted acid. However, my TA said, at least for now, the Bronsted definition will be primarily used (i.e. for writing chemical equations in acid-base reactions), unless told otherwise.
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