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 - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 652d: 76c


$H^-$ is a Lewis base.

Work Step by Step

- It is an anion. - $H^-$ has a lone pair of electrons that can be donated, so it is considered a Lewis base. - It can't be a Lewis acid, because it is incapable of receiving electrons, since its orbital is already completely full.
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