why Carbon 4(+ve & -ve )is not possible ?

Asked by  | 18th Jun, 2008, 10:49: PM

Expert Answer:

Carbon has a very high ionisation potential and cannot be oxidised to C4+ .But C4- has been found in some substances.For example,with reactive metals, such as tungsten, carbon forms either carbides (C4–), or acetylides (C22–) to form alloys with high melting points.

Answered by  | 27th Jun, 2008, 08:11: PM

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