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Boric acid, B(OH)3, is an acid that acts differently from normal Bronsted-Lowry acids. It reacts with water to form B(OH)4- and H30+.
a) Draw Lewis structures and indicate the shapes for B(OH)3 and B(OH)4-
b) What is the species that donates a proton to water?
c) Can B(OH)3 be described as a Lewis acid?

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This solution includes two Lewis structure sketches and answers to (b) and (c).

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a) HO:B:OH

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