Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 14 - Acids and Bases - Conceptual Exercise 14.25 - Lewis Acids and Bases - Page 645: e


$Ni^{2+}$ is a Lewis acid.

Work Step by Step

Most of the metal cations are Lewis acids. This happens because, this type of ion has free electron orbitals; therefore, they are capable of receiving one electron pair from another compound, which makes them a Lewis acid.
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