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Three Acid-Base Theories

  1. Jul 11, 2007 #1
    I need a little help. In my on-line class they want me to find Acid-Base Theories for Arrhenius, Brønsted-Lowry, and Lewis and to list chemical reactions that demonstrate the action of each acid or base.

    I only found one chemical reactions that demonstrate the action of each acid or base which was

    Arrhenius: acids produce H+ ions in aqueous solutions and bases produce OH- ions in aqueous solutions

    Acid: HCl--> H(+) + Cl (-)
    Base: NaOH--> Na(+) + OH (-)

    Brønsted-Lowry : acids are proton donors
    bases are proton acceptors

    acids are electron pair acceptors
    bases are electron pair donors

    Can some1 tell me examples of chemical reaction for Brønsted-Lowry and Lewis.
    Please and Thank You:wink:

    Also caN YOU HELP ME WITH:

    Which of the three theories is applicable to the greatest number of acids and bases? Explain your reasoning.

    Which theory is most important for the majority of chemistry students?
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2007
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