The Chemogenesis analysis shows there to be five distinct electronic reactions chemistries: Redox, Photo, Lewis Acid/Base, Radical & 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

  • Electrophilic & nucleophilic addition & substitution

  • Diels-Alder cycloaddition

  • Etc., etc., etc.

It 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.

Like 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.

It transpires – as will be discussed over the next few pages of this web book – that there are 4 general classes of mono-bond typed material, elemental and binary: metallic, molecular, network covalent and ionic. These can be naturally arranged into a truncated tetrahedron of bond type:

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