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What's the difference between an Arrhenius acid and a Bronsted-Lowry acid?

  1. May 31, 2015 #1
    They both produce H+ right? How do I tell the difference in a reaction?
     
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  3. Jun 1, 2015 #2

    Borek

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    How come dissolving FeCl3 produces an acidic solution?
     
  4. Jun 5, 2015 #3

    jim mcnamara

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    Try this for a much longer discussion: http://www.chemguide.co.uk/physical/acidbaseeqia/theories.html

    You can look at Bronstead-Lowry as an extension (or complement) to Arrhenius - it handles situations like the one Borek mentioned that Arrhenius does not explicitly cover.
     
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