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Lecture 12 - bind to soft bases Theory and Hard and Soft...

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1 Chem 172 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lecture 12/Arpril 26 Acid-Base and Donor Acceptor Chsmitry Frontier Orbital Description of Lewis Concept Even with proper orbital symmetry, a single species can act as an oxidizing agent, an acid, a base and a reducing agent depending on the energy level the other reactant. Acid-Base Strength (1) Acid dissociation equilibrium constant (aqueous) (2) Gas phase proton affinity Inductive effect Steric effect Solvation effect Acid-Base Strength Steric effect: Acid-Base Strength Leveling Effect Acid-Base Strength Leveling Effect
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