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Lewis Acid-Base

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by cclawfjj, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. cclawfjj

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    in general, is it safe to assume that a redox reaction is neither a Lewis acid reaction nor a Bronsted-Lowry reaction?
     
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    umm...incorrect.....
     
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    Ummm- Don't make those assumptions!! :D
     
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    no. by definition, a redox reaction deals with the flow of electrons during a chemical reaction so it might be more accurate to say that a redox reaction involves Lewis Acid-Base chemistry. any additional thoughts anyone?
     
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    Is it really safe to assume anything in life? lol
     
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    no don't assume it has anything to do with lewis acid-base chemistry. With Lewis acids you are looking at something that is electron accepting and bases are electron donating. In Redox an element is just changing oxidation numbers. Not the same thing.
     
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    In a redox reaction you have electron acceptors and electron donors. So it can be considered a lewis acid base reaction as well.
     
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    yea but aren't oxidation numbers just a method of counting which atom is accepting a certain number of electrons and which atom is losing electrons? In which case, wouldn't there be a similiarity, if not out-right congruance with lewis acids and bases? Can you explain more, cuz if there is a major distinction, I am not seeing it???
     

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