How can you neutralize alkoxide?
Well, to neutral-ize an alkoxide, make it neutral. Add a proton. Normally we add acid to base to neutralize it.
But, since an alkoxide is negatively-charged, we can simply add any strong acid that releases a positive charge to attach onto the alkoxide, thereby rendering it neutral.
Any alkoxide is of the form
So to neutralize it, react it with a strong acid (
#R-"O"^(-) + "H"^(+) -> R-"OH"#
It gives you an alcohol with the corresponding