"as electronegativity decreases down a period, the atom is less likely to hold onto the proton, increasing acidity."
It is the definition of lewis base; meaning it donates one of its electrons:)) to form the bond to the carbon
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@NicolauSakerNeto I suspected, that it be of little help, sorry. Hydrogen like functions are well known, and also one of the reasons we need post-HF methodology to come closer to the actual bonding picture in molecules - so I guessed you already know most of it. Maybe this is your chance to write up a question and put in a reference request. Maybe somebody who does not visit chat does know more...
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