Why is CH3OH an Arrhenius base?

1 Answer
Mar 29, 2018

Answer:

Its not!

Explanation:

An Arrhenius base is a substance that increases the concentration of hydroxide #("OH"^-)# ions once it dissolves in an aqueous solution. Methanol has #"-OH"# group, but it does not give #"OH"^-# ions in the aqueous solution.

The reaction would look like this:

#"CH"_3"OH" + "H"_2"O" -> "CH"_3"O"^(-) + "H"_3"O"^+ #

Hope that helps! :)