We’re being asked which of the given compounds is a Lewis acid.
Let’s first define a Lewis acid and a Lewis base.
Based on the Lewis definition:
Lewis acid is an electron pair acceptor.
Some characteristics of a Lewis acid:
• When hydrogen is connected to an electronegative element such as P, O, N, S or halogens
▪ hydrogen gains a partially positive charge → makes hydrogen act as a Lewis acid
• Positively charged metal ions
Which of the following is a Lewis acid?
E) None of the above are Lewis acids.
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