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Unformatted text preview: The Brnsted-Lowry Theory J.N. Brnsted and T.M. Lowry developed this more general acid-base theory in 1923. An acid is a proton donor (H + ). A base is a proton acceptor. Two examples to illustrate this concept. The Brnsted-Lowry Theory Acid-base reactions are the transfer of a proton from an acid to a base. The Brnsted-Lowry Theory An important part of Brnsted-Lowry acid-base theory is the idea of conjugate acid-base pairs . Two species that differ by a proton are called acid-base conjugate pairs. For example we can use this reaction:...
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course CHEM 1211 taught by Professor Atwood during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.
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