- any substance capable of forming a covalent bond with a base by accepting a pair of electrons from it.
Origin of Lewis acid
First recorded in 1940–45; named after G. N. Lewis
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- a substance capable of accepting a pair of electrons from a base to form a covalent bondCompare Lewis base
C20: named after G. N. Lewis (1875–1946), US chemist