Examples of an Acid’s Reaction with a Base
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Summary: All of the following examples are both Lewis acid and Lewis base, but also Bronsted Lowery acid and Bronsted Lowery base. The reaction of methanol with Hydrobromic Acid to give Methyl oxonium bromide, Acetone’s carbonyl reacting with Sulphuric Acid again to provide Oxonium, Hydroxide reacting with … Read More

The Definition of Lewis Acid and Base
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Summary: Lewis Acids accept an electron pair, while a Lewis base donates an electron pair. This is a broader definition of acid and base than the Bronsted Lowery version. All Bronsted Lowery acids and bases are Lewis acids and base, … Read More

Organic Acids & Bases
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Summary: Organic Bronsted Lowery Acids have positively polarised Hydrogen atoms. The more stable the conjugate base is that is produced by the loss of a proton from the acid, the more readily the acid can lose the proton and thus the stronger … Read More

Examples of Acids and their pKa Values
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Summary: A weak acid has pka that is a larger number and upon deportonation produces a conjugate base that is a strong base. A strong acid has pka that is a smaller number and upon deportonation produces a conjugate base that is a … Read More