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Is carbon monoxide a lewis acid?

Is carbon monoxide a lewis acid?

Grade:12th Pass

2 Answers

Akshay Meena
askIITians Faculty 34 Points
8 years ago
According to the Bronsted - Lowry Theory:

Lewis acids are donators of electron pairs
Lewis bases are acceptors of electron pairs

CO has two electron pairs to donate
If you look into example of CO with BF3 you can see that CO is forming a coordinate bond with BF3 that means CO is donating its electron to BF3 and make itself a lewis acid


PS:[A coordinate covalent bond is one where both electrons to be shared come from the same atom]
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Akshay Meena, 
askIITians Faculty
M.Tech, IIT Kharagpur
sajid
615 Points
6 years ago
According to the Bronsted - Lowry Theory:Lewis acids are donators of electron pairsLewis bases are acceptors of electron pairsCO has two electron pairs to donateIf you look into example of CO with BF3 you can see that CO is forming a coordinate bond with BF3 that means CO is donating its electron to BF3 and make itself a lewis acid A coordinate covalent bond is one where both electrons to be shared come from the same atom

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