What is the answer for explain the carbon tetravalency



Asked by pratibharajput157 | 16th Feb, 2020, 11:50: PM

Expert Answer:

Atomic number of carbon is 6.
Electron configuration is 2,4
Carbon atom has 4 electrons in valence shell. 
So it will complete its octet by sharing its four valence electrons with other atoms.
Carbon forms four covalent bonds by sharing valence electrons.
This is called as tetravalency of carbon.

Answered by Varsha | 17th Feb, 2020, 12:59: PM