There are several methods of defining acids and bases

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There are several methods of defining acids and bases. While these definitions  don't contradict each other, they do vary in how inclusive they are. Antoine  Lavoisier , Humphry Davy, and Justus Liebig also made observations regarding  acids and bases, but didn't formalize definitions. Svante  Arrhenius acids produce H+ ions in aqueous solutions bases produce OH- ions in aqueous solutions  water required, so only allows for aqueous solutions only protic acids are allowed; required to produce hydrogen ions
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Unformatted text preview: only hydroxide bases are allowed Johannes Nicolaus Brnsted - Thomas Martin Lowry acids are proton donors bases are proton acceptors aqueous solutions are permissible bases besides hydroxides are permissible only protic acids are allowed Gilbert Newton Lewis acids are electron pair acceptors bases are electron pair donors least restrictive of acid-base definitions...
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