Identify the substance as a Lewis acid or Lewis base.
To identify whether a compound is a Lewis acid or base, determine the electron density of the valence shell of the central atom. The compound is Lewis acid if it has incomplete octet (electron-deficient) and Lewis base if it has lone pairs (electron-rich).
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In Lewis's concept, acids are compounds that are electron-deficient with an empty orbital and can accept a pair of electrons into their valence shell....
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