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Difference Between a Lewis Base and Lewis Acid

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Which of the following cannot act as a Lewis base?

A. Cl-

B. NH3

C. BF3

D. H2O

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A Lewis acid is a substance that acts as an electron acceptor or electrophile. A Lewis base is a substance that acts as ...

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The solution explains the difference between a Lewis acid and a Lewis base by using the given compounds as examples.

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