Lewis acid

noun
Lew·​is acid | \ ˈlü-əs- How to pronounce Lewis acid (audio) \

Definition of Lewis acid

: a substance that is capable of accepting an unshared pair of electrons from a base to form a covalent bond

First Known Use of Lewis acid

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Lewis acid

Gilbert N. Lewis †1946 American chemist

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“Lewis acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lewis%20acid. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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