Consider this ionic equation in aqueous solution:
CH_3O^– + H_2O → CH_3OH + OH^–
Which statement about this reaction is correct?
A. Water is acting as a Brønsted–Lowry base.
B. The CH_3O^– ion is a Lewis acid.
C. The final mixture of solutions would have a pH below 7.
D. CH_3OH is the conjugate acid of CH_3O^–.
E. The hydroxide ion is the conjugate acid of the water.