Write a reaction that shows what happens when methanol is

Zerrilloh6 2021-12-17 Answered
Write a reaction that shows what happens when methanol is treated with potassium hydroxide?
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Annie Gonzalez
Answered 2021-12-18 Author has 41 answers

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CH3OH15.2+KOHCH3OK+H2O15.7
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higher the pKa, weaker will be acid here methanol reacts with a string base KOH to from salt (potassium methoxide) water
From standard pKa value CH3OH & H2O it is clear that CH3OH is a stronger acis than H2O, hence it reacts with base.

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Kayla Kline
Answered 2021-12-19 Author has 37 answers
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Alcohols in strong basic medium exist as an alkoxide ion. The reaction is given as:
ROH+OHRO+H2O
So, when methanol is treated with KOH, it gives aqueous solution of potassium methoxide and along with a water molecule. The chemical reaction is given as:
CH3OH+KOHCH3OK++H2O
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