Clickable Patterns in Reaction Chemistry Poster
Chemogenesis analysis shows there
to be five distinct electronic reactions chemistries: Redox,
Photo, Lewis Acid/Base, Radical and Diradical. Of these five, the richest is Lewis acid/base reaction chemistry because so much
inorganic and organic reaction chemistry can be considered in
terms of interacting Lewis acids and Lewis bases, including:
- Dative bonding & coordination complexes
- Brønsted acidity
& nucleophilic addition & substitution
- Diels-Alder cycloaddition
- Etc., etc., etc.
transpires that when classified by electronic structure, FMO topology and reaction
behaviour, four general types of Lewis base and six general
types of Lewis acid are recognised, and that these 6 x 4 types
of Lewis acid and Lewis base interact to give a matrix with
24 distinct types of Lewis acid/base complex.
the periodic table, the
Lewis acid/base interaction matrix has many properties.
It is a general and comprehensive reaction chemistry schema
that naturally crosses the inorganic-organic divide.
Click on a cell to explore the Lewis Acid/Base Interaction Matrix: