Lewis Acid: Definition, Theory & Examples


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A Lewis Acid is a species that can do which one of the following?

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1. What is the name of the bond that is formed between a Lewis Acid and Lewis Base?

2. Why is BH3 (boron trihydride) a Lewis Acid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the definition of Lewis acids with this quiz and worksheet combination. Practice questions also examine the types of chemical bonds made by Lewis acids and identifying examples of Lewis acids.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on various aspects of Lewis acids, including:

  • The definition of a Lewis acid
  • Bonds formed by Lewis acids and Lewis bases
  • Examples of Lewis acids

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of a Lewis acid
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Lewis acid and Lewis base
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of Lewis acids

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more, review the lesson titled, Lewis Acid: Definition, Theory & Examples. Topics include:

  • Define a coordinate covalent bond
  • Understand the background and theory of acids and bases
  • Explain what adducts and cations are