Concepts In Lewis acids

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How do I know which species is a Lewis acid and which is a Lewis base?
 

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How do I know which species is a Lewis acid and which is a Lewis base?
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+
 

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