Bronsted Acids/Bases in Equations

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Bronsted Acids/Bases in Equations

Postby LBacker_2E » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:40 am

When you are supposed to identify the Bronsted acid and Bronsted base in a chemical equation, will they both always be on the left side of the equation (like are they always going to be the reactants)?
If not, can you give an example where the Bronsted acid and/or base is on the right side of the equation?

Michael Nguyen 1E
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Re: Bronsted Acids/Bases in Equations

Postby Michael Nguyen 1E » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:43 am

Generally in a chemical equation, the Bronsted acid and base are both reactants. When they react, the products are a conjugate base and a conjugate acid.

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Re: Bronsted Acids/Bases in Equations

Postby PranaviKolla2B » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:59 am

What is the definition of a Bronsted Acid versus a Lewis acid?

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Re: Bronsted Acids/Bases in Equations

Postby PranaviKolla2B » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:59 am

What is the definition of a Bronsted Acid versus a Lewis acid?

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Re: Bronsted Acids/Bases in Equations

Postby mayarivers3I » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:51 pm

PranaviKolla3G wrote:What is the definition of a Bronsted Acid versus a Lewis acid?

A bronsted acid releases H+ ions, whereas a lewis acid accepts electrons. I think another good way to remember it is that bronsted acids have to be able to release a hydrogen, therefore they are molecules that have an H in them.

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Re: Bronsted Acids/Bases in Equations

Postby derinceltik1K » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:10 pm

A Bronsted Acid is a proton donor, and a bronzed base is a proton acceptor
For Lewis Acids, they accepts electron pairs and lewis bases donate electron pairs.
They are the same thing but expressed through different functions.


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