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May 2, 2017

Usually not.


A Bronsted-Lowry acid is a H+ donor and the H+ is received by a Bronsted-Lowry base. An Arrhenius acid is a species that can release H+ ions in water.

However, water can act as both a Bronsted-Lowry acid and base. Hence, Bronsted-Lowry acids can react with water (base) and is thus an Arrhenius acid.

The Bronsted-Lowry definition is more encompassing than the Arrhenius model.