Lewis acid

Lewis acid

noun Chemistry.
any substance capable of forming a covalent bond with a base by accepting a pair of electrons from it.

Origin:
1940–45; named after G. N. Lewis

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Lewis acid
 
n
Compare Lewis base a substance capable of accepting a pair of electrons from a base to form a covalent bond
 
[C20: named after G. N. Lewis (1875--1946), US chemist]

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