Carbon forms single bond, double bond and triple bond with another carbon atom. Why is it not possible for it to form quadruple bond with another carbon atom?

Asked by  | 29th Dec, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

It's called quadruple bond. C2 is too unstable to exist at normal condition. C2 is highly reactive and can only be studied under high-vacuum conditions, when it can avoid meeting other molecules for long enough to be detected.

Answered by  | 30th Dec, 2011, 09:12: AM

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