Problem: Label each reactant and product in this reaction as a Bronsted acid or base.CH3OH + OH- → CH3O- + H2O

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We’re being asked to find the Bronsted-Lowry Acid and Base in the given reaction. 


Let’s define a Bronsted-Lowry Acid and a Bronsted-Lowry Base. Recall also that Bronsted-Lowry acids and bases occurs in pairs called conjugate acid/base pairs.

Bronsted-Lowry acid → proton (H+) donor

Conjugate base → one less hydrogen form of the Bronsted-Lowry acid

Bronsted-Lowry base → proton (H+) acceptor

Conjugate acid → one hydrogen greater than Bronsted-Lowry base


Given Reaction:      CH3OH + OH- → CH3O- + H2

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Label each reactant and product in this reaction as a Bronsted acid or base.

CH3OH + OH- → CH3O- + H2O

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