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Concepts In Lewis acids

  1. May 12, 2016 #1
    How do I know which species is a Lewis acid and which is a Lewis base?
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  3. May 12, 2016 #2
    A species which has a lone pair of electrons is recognized is as Lewis base the species can be either negatively charged or neutral. A Lewis acid is a species which can make bond by accepting lone pair of electrons it can be neutral or positively charged

    Eg for Lewis bases NH3 and (OH)-
    Eg for Lewis acid AlCl3 and H+
  4. May 12, 2016 #3


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