Is HCl a Lewis acid?

1 Answer
Write your answer here...
Start with a one sentence answer
Then teach the underlying concepts
Don't copy without citing sources
preview
?

Answer

Write a one sentence answer...

Answer:

Explanation

Explain in detail...

Explanation:

I want someone to double check my answer

Describe your changes (optional) 200

1
Feb 14, 2017

Answer:

HCl is a Lewis acid.

Explanation:

A Lewis acid by definition must be able to accept a pair of electrons.

For example: #BF_3 + F^- → BF_4^-#

In this example, the boron trifluoride is a Lewis acid because it is accepting a pair of electrons from the fluoride ion, the Lewis base.

HCl can also accept a pair of electrons. When HCl dissociates into H+ and Cl-, the H+ accepts a pair of electrons from the water molecule to form the hydronium ion, #H_3O^+#

Was this helpful? Let the contributor know!
1500
Add an answer
Write your answer here...
Start with a one sentence answer
Then teach the underlying concepts
Don't copy without citing sources
preview
?

Answer

Write a one sentence answer...

Answer:

Explanation

Explain in detail...

Explanation:

I want someone to double check my answer
Impact of this question
Answer impact map
492 views around the world
You can reuse this answer
Creative Commons License