Can H– act as a strong Brønsted base like CH3–?

In the reduction of carboxylic acids with $\ce {LiAlH_4}$ we get an alcohol. But isn't there a possibility of the hydride donor abstracting $\ce {H^{+}}$ from the acid to form $\ce {H_2}$?

• You are right. The hydride would first act as a base deprotonating the acid before performing the hydride attack and subsequently reducing it. – Tan Yong Boon Jan 28 '18 at 1:44
• – Tan Yong Boon Jan 28 '18 at 4:16