# Is HCl a Lewis acid?

Jun 19, 2018

$\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{HCL is a Lewis Acid.}}$

#### Explanation:

$\textcolor{red}{\text{A Lewis acid is an acid which accepts an electron pair from a compound donor.}}$

HCL is a Lewis acid. The reason is stated below,

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$H$ of hydrochloric acid accepts a pair of electrons from ${H}_{2} O$.

$\textcolor{p u r p \le}{\text{Thus HCl acts as a Lewis acid..}}$