Brønsted–Lowry Acids and Bases

Key Questions

  • Bronsted Acid is an H+ donor, Bronsted Base is an H+ acceptor.

    Usually Bronsted Acids have an H bonded to a halogen or an oxygen. A base, usually OH- or H2O, will have a lone pair of electrons that forms a bond with an H+ on the acid. The proton essentially transfers from acid to base during an acid-base reaction.