Bronsted v Lewis acids and bases

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Bronsted v Lewis acids and bases

Postby 005321227 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:38 am

Can someone explain the difference between bronsted and Lewis acids and bases, and also conjugate? I dont understand the differences between them

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Re: Bronsted v Lewis acids and bases

Postby Shannon Asay 1C » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:51 am

Bronsted and Lewis acids and bases are essentially referring to the same things, they're just different ways of describing an acid or a base. A Bronsted acid is a proton donor and a Lewis acid is an electron pair acceptor. A Bronsted base is a proton acceptor and a Lewis base is an electron pair donor. The conjugate acid or base refers to the products of an acid-base reaction, so the compound that formed by receiving a proton for the conjugate acid, or the compound formed from donating a proton for the conjugate base.

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