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Acid/Base Theory

  1. Oct 23, 2007 #1
    [SOLVED] Acid/Base Theory

    hi! verification please!

    Not all lewis acids are bronsted-lowry acids. but bronstred-lowry acids are lewis acids?

  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 23, 2007 #2
    Lewis acids are electron pair acceptors - CO2 is a Lewis acid - can accept a pair of electrons from O on OH-, HCl is a Lewis acid - it can accept a pair of electrons from O on OH-;
    B-L acids are proton donor - HCl is a proton donor but CO2 is not a proton donor
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