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Determining lewis acids

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Homework Statement


Which of the following reactants are lewis acids?

H3O+ + N2H4 --> N2H5+ + H2O
Ag+ + Cl- --> AgCl
CaO + SO2 --> CaSO3
GaCl3 + Cl- --> GaCl4


Homework Equations


Lewis acids are electron pair acceptors while lewis bases are electron pair donors


The Attempt at a Solution



My answer on which reactants are the lewis acids:

H3O+
Cl-
SO2
GaCl3
 

Answers and Replies

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chemisttree
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You almost got everything right. Try to reconcile the answer to the second and fourth reaction.
 

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