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