Is the following acid-base reaction Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry, or Lewis: Ag+ + 2 NH3 --> Ag(NH3)2+
This reaction is a Lewis acid-base reaction and it represents the formation of the diammine silver (I) complex ion.
According to the definition, a Lewis base is a substance that donates electrons and a Lewis acid is a substance that accepts electrons. In this case, the metal cation (
- Their positive charge attracts electrons;
- They have at least one orbital that can accomodate an electron pair.