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why electophile are called as lewis acids? give example.

why electophile are called as lewis acids? give example.

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
8 years ago
lewis acid are element having strong tendency to attract towards itself electron. also stronger electrophile also have stronger tendency to attract towards itself the shared pair of electron.Thus both are equal.
BF3 is a lewis acid plus stronger electrophile.
here boron atom has deficiency of electron.

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sunil kr
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