Problem: Classify each of the following as a Lewis acid or a Lewis base:Fe3+ BCl3 S2-H2OSO3

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Establish the definition of Lewis acids and bases then analyze each molecule and determine if it’s a Lewis acid or base.

Step 1. State the definition of Lewis acids/bases

According to the Lewis definition an acid is an electron pair acceptor while a base is an electron pair donor.

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Classify each of the following as a Lewis acid or a Lewis base:

Fe3+ 

BCl3 

S2-

H2O

SO3

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