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
Electrophilic & nucleophilic addition & substitution
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: