Lewis acid (some characteristics)
• electron pair acceptor
• has H+ or metal in it
• less than 8 electrons on central atom
For the following reaction, indicate which reactant is the Lewis acid and which is the Lewis base.
Al3+ + 6H2O ⇌ Al(OH)3 + 3H3O+
a) Al3+ is the Lewis acid.
b) Al3+ is the Lewis base.
c) H2O is the Lewis acid.
d) H2O is the Lewis base.
e) This is not acid-base reaction.
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