Give a comparative account of the chemistry of carbon and silicon with regard to their property of catenation.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 31st May, 2016, 01:25: PM

Expert Answer:

Carbon shows property of catenation to more extent than silicon due to small size and tendency to form p∏-p∏ multiple bonds with itself; bond length of C-C is more than that of Si-Si.

C-C > Si-Si

Answered by  | 31st May, 2016, 03:25: PM