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I've read that methanol is more acidic than water, so it could also be said like the basicity order is: CH3OH < H2O.

But, my book says that it is not. Instead, methanol has more basicity than water. How can it be true?

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We know. More charge around oxygen more basicity.

So, Basicity of  H2O<CH3OH

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Okay thx, just a short clarification on this: is basicity similar to acidic strength?
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The basicity of an acid is the number of hydrogen ions, which can be produced by one molecule of the acid.
The strength of an acid refers to its ability or tendency to lose a proton (H+). A strong acid is one that completely ionizes (dissociates) in a solution (provided there is sufficient solvent).

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