Problem: Which species in the following reaction acts as a Lewis acid?             CuSO4(s) + 4NH3(aq) ⇌ [Cu(NH3)4]2+(aq) + SO42−(aq)       A) Cu2+           B) SO42−          C) [Cu(NH3)4]2+(aq)               D) NH3 E) [Cu(NH3)4]2+(aq) and SO42−

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Which species in the following reaction acts as a Lewis acid?

            CuSO4(s) + 4NH3(aq) ⇌ [Cu(NH3)4]2+(aq) + SO42−(aq)      

A) Cu2+          

B) SO42−         

C) [Cu(NH3)4]2+(aq)              

D) NH3

E) [Cu(NH3)4]2+(aq) and SO42−

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