# Is ch4 an acid or base?

While we can make $\text{methyl lithium}$, this cannot be deployed in water:
H_3C^(-)Li^(+)(s) + D_2O(l) rarr CH_3Duarr + Li^(+)""^(-)OD(s)darr
Here D=""^2H, i.e. a deuterium nucleus.