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Very few Type 12 Lewis acid/base complexes are known as pi-System anions are usually strong bases which will react with the Oxonium ion.

However, if acetate ion is considered to be a pi-HOMO Lewis acid (the negative charge is after all delocalised over three atoms) then ammonium acetate can be considered to be a Type 12 complex.

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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Type 12 Lewis Acid/Base Complexation Chemistry

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