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NEC's O-Chem Contemplations: September 2nd musings

OK so I'm thinking the tennis ball analogy didn't work so well - you know, the one where the tennis ball is the proton that is being tossed from base to base? The acid is the proton donor (the person that HAS the tennis ball); the base is the empty-handed person who TAKES the tennis ball. Acid = electron poor, base = electron-rich. Really really important to get these relationships down. Sleep on it.