HOW SMALL SIZE OF CARBON HELPS IN CATENATION AND FORMATION OF MUTIPLE BOND (THAT IS SINGLE BOND, DOUBLE BOND AND TRIPLE BOND )?PLEASE EXPLAIN IN DETAIL AND REASONS.

Asked by abinash.gupta003 | 6th Nov, 2017, 05:07: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear abinash.gupta003@gmail.com

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first of all, let's understand what catenation of carbon is,
Catenation: Carbon has the unique ability to form bonds with other atoms of carbon, giving rise to a large number of carbon compounds. This property is called catenation.
 
Carbon shows catenation property because of 
1) High C-C bond energy
2) Tetravalency of C
3) Small atomic size
 
Because of small size, the bond between C-C has high bond energy, therefore, it can show catenation with multiple bonds.



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Answered by Ramandeep | 6th Nov, 2017, 05:58: PM