Problem: Classify each of the following as a Lewis acid or a Lewis base.BeCl2, NH3, O2-, SO3, Fe2+

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  • Recall that a Lewis acid is the one accepting an electron pair while a Lewis base is the one donating

  • For BeCl2, if we will analyze its Lewis structure, Be will have 2 valence ewhile Cl will have 7 electrons, total of 16. Be will appear to be single bonded to both Cl atoms.


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Classify each of the following as a Lewis acid or a Lewis base.

BeCl2, NH3, O2-, SO3, Fe2+

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