Problem: Classify the following as Arrhenius, Brønsted-Lowry, or Lewis acid-base reactions. A reaction may fit all, two, one, or none of the categories:(d) CN− + H2O ⇌ HCN + OH−

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(d) CN + H2O HCN + OH

• increased OH concentration in the solution:

Arrhenius acid-base reaction


• CN accepted H+ from H2O → Bronsted-Lowry acid

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Classify the following as Arrhenius, Brønsted-Lowry, or Lewis acid-base reactions. A reaction may fit all, two, one, or none of the categories:

(d) CN + H2O ⇌ HCN + OH

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