- 4.2: Hard and Soft Acids and Bases
- The hard and soft acid and base concept (HSAB) can be conceived as a refinement of the Lewis-acid and base concept. Its most useful feature is that it can make predictions about the strength of the acid-base interactions. It can also allows to estimate if the interactions are more ionic or more more covalent.
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