# Classify the following species into Lewis acids and Lewis bases and show how these act as Lewis acid//base: a. overset(Θ)(O)H, b. F^(Θ), c. H^(o+),

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Classify the following species into Lewis acids and Lewis bases and show how these act as Lewis acid//base:
a. overset(Θ)(O)H, b. F^(Θ), c. H^(o+), d. BCl_(3)

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(a) Hydroxyl ion is a Lewis base as it can donate an electron lone pair (":OH^(-)),
(b) Flouride ion acts as a Lewis base as it can donate any one of its four electron lone pairs.
(c ) A proton is a Lewis acid as it can accept a lone pair of electrons from bases like hydroxyl ion and flouride ion.
(d) BCl_(3)` acts as a Lewis acid as it can accept a lone pair of electrons from species like ammonia or amine molecules.