# Does Methyl Iodide (CH3I) react with water (H2O) and if it does what would be its byproducts?

Does Methyl Iodide ($\ce{CH3I}$) react with water ($\ce{H2O}$) and if it does what would be its byproducts?

A project I am designing requires a reaction with methyl iodide and a polar compound, so I was wondering if methyl iodide reacts with water.

Methyl iodide is hydrolyzed by water in an $\ce{S_{N}2}$ reaction ($\ce{S_{N}1}$ is disfavored by the instability of the primary methyl cation), which yields methanol and hydroiodic acid as products.
$$\ce{CH3I + H2O <=> CH3OH2^+ + I-}$$ $$\ce{CH3OH2^+ + H2O <=> H3O+ + CH3OH}$$
$$\ce{CH3I + H3O+ + I- <=> CH4 + I2 + H2O}$$