Carbon and its compound
Alcohols are weaker acids than carboxylic acids or mineral acids. They do not react with weak bases such as bicarbonate ion and react only slightly with strong bases such as NaOH and NaOH (aq).
In aqueous NaOH, there are ions Na+ and OH-, so alcohol is not able to react with Na+ to form water and salt , that why alcohol does not react with sodium hydroxide.
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