We’re being asked to determine Lewis acid and Lewis base in each of the given reaction.
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
Identify the Lewis acid and Lewis base in each of the following reactions.
HNO2(aq) + OH−(aq) ⇌ NO2−(aq) + H2O(l)
SO2(g) + H2O(l) ⇌ H2SO3(aq)
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