Author Topic: sodium hydride with methanol  (Read 1580 times)

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WW4000

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sodium hydride with methanol
« on: January 19, 2003, 12:47:00 PM »
The reaction of NaH with MeOH would give (would it not) Methane and NaOH?

Hope this does not seem a stupid question.

hermanroempp

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Alcohol + hydride -> alcoholate + hydrogen
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2003, 01:43:00 PM »
This will happen:

NaH + CH3OH -> CH3ONa + H2