# comparision between basic nature of CH3O- and -OH

when comparing the basic nature of $$CH_3O^-$$ and that of $$OH^-$$. I found two arguments. one favoring the more basic nature of $$CH_3O^-$$ and the other favoring the basic nature of $$OH^-$$. so which of them is true. and why isn't the other condition correct.

the conditions are as follows.

1. since $$CH_3OH$$ is a stronger acid when compared to $$H_2O$$, its corresponding conjugate base should be weaker. that is $$CH_3O^-$$ is a weaker base when compared to $$OH^-$$
2. since there exists a methyl group on the $$O^-$$ the electron density on $$O^-$$ increases hence it is a better base when compared to $$OH^-$$ since H doesn't have any +I effect /
• Point 1) seems out of nothing – Alchimista Oct 24 at 9:11
• What makes you think CH3OH is a stronger acid than H2O ? – Poutnik Oct 24 at 9:17
• Their pKa values – Rohit Raj Oct 25 at 6:10