$CO_2$ is a Lewis acid.
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Oxides formed by a nonmetal are considered Lewis acids. This happens because, as we've learned in section 14-9b, if the molecule has a pi bond in its central atom, and this atom is slightly positively charged**, it can receive one lone pair of electrons. ** Since oxygen is very electronegative, it attracts the electrons in the bond, making the central atom slightly positive. Receiving one lone pair of electrons, it is considered a Lewis acid.