We’re being asked to classify the given species as either a Lewis acid or Lewis base.
But first, let’s define what is a Lewis and 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
Classify each of the following as either a Lewis acid or a Lewis base:
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