Problem: Which of the following statements is true? NH2- can be a Bronsted-Lowry acidCH3CH3 can be a Bronsted-Lowry baseCH3+ can be a Lewis acidNH2-  can be a Bronsted-Lowry acid and CH3CH3 can be a Bronsted-Lowry baseCH3CH3 can be a Bronsted-Lowry acid and CH3+ can be a Bronsted-Lowry base

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We are being asked to identify the following whether they are Bronsted-Lowry acid, Bronsted-Lowry base, Lewis acid or Lewis base.


Recall that

Bronsted-Lowry acid proton (H+) donor

Bronsted-Lowry base  proton (H+) acceptor

Lewis acid electron pair acceptor.

Lewis base electron pair donor.


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Which of the following statements is true? 

NH2- can be a Bronsted-Lowry acid

CH3CH3 can be a Bronsted-Lowry base

CH3+ can be a Lewis acid

NH2-  can be a Bronsted-Lowry acid and CH3CH3 can be a Bronsted-Lowry base

CH3CH3 can be a Bronsted-Lowry acid and CH3+ can be a Bronsted-Lowry base

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