# Why is CH3OH an Arrhenius base?

Mar 29, 2018

Its not!

#### Explanation:

An Arrhenius base is a substance that increases the concentration of hydroxide $\left({\text{OH}}^{-}\right)$ ions once it dissolves in an aqueous solution. Methanol has $\text{-OH}$ group, but it does not give ${\text{OH}}^{-}$ ions in the aqueous solution.

The reaction would look like this:

${\text{CH"_3"OH" + "H"_2"O" -> "CH"_3"O"^(-) + "H"_3"O}}^{+}$

Hope that helps! :)